Ridgewater notches two more wins
WILLMAR -- Ridgewater swept a pair of MCAC Southern Division softball games from Riverland on Friday.
The Lady Warriors won the opener 6-4, scoring all six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Ridgewater capped the sweep with a 10-3 victory in the finale as Ashley Schmeling unleashed a two-run homer.
Ridgewater had 20 hits in the two games, while Riverland had 22 hits as wind gusts hit 30 miles per hour and blew to straightaway center field.
In the first game, Kim Brill rapped a two-run single to highlight the six-run sixth for the Lady Warriors, who rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Ridgewater had seven of its 11 hits in that inning. Brill, Schmeling and Tina Qeenan had two hits each. Kayla Terres had a run-scoring double.
Heather Thoma went the distance for the win. She walked none and struck out three.
In Game Two, Schmeling belted her two-run homer in the third inning.
Danyel Stoufer had two hits. Kristin Kahle was the winning pitcher and helped her own cause with a single and triple in three trips, while knocking in two runs. Molly Anderson rapped a double.
Ridgewater 6, Riverland 4
Riverland 000 002 2 -- 4 11 0
Ridgewater 000 006 x -- 6 11 1
HITTING - Riverland: Mandy May 1-for-4; Corey Phenedir 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Justine Sampick 1-for-4; Carmen Smith 2-for-4, rbi; Chelsey Swanson 2-for-4; Liz Triplett 1-for-3, rbi; Danielle Lynch 1-for-3; Chelsa VanDyke 2-for-3, 2b ... Ridgewater: Danyel Stoufer 1-for-4; Tina Queenan 2-for-4; Tara Thielke 1-for-4; Ashley Schmeling 2-for-3; Jodi Merritt 1-for-4; Kayla Terres 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Kim Brill 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Steph Rhea 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: (L) Kaylee Newman (L) 6-11-6-6-2-2 ... Ridgewater: Heather Thoma (W) 7-11-4-4-0-3
Ridgewater 10, Riverland 3
Riverland 000 300 0 -- 3 11 6
Ridgewater 032 301 x -- 10 9 1
HITTING - Riverland: Chelsa VanDyke 1-for-2; Andrea Exline 2-for-3, rbi; Danielle Lynch 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Liz Triplett 1-for-4; Chelsey Swanson 2-for-3; Kaylee Newman 1-for-1; Carmen Smith 1-for-3; Justine Sampick 1-for-4; Corey Phenedir 1-for-4 ... Ridgewater: Danyel Stoufer 2-for-3; Tara Thielke 1-for-4; Ashley Schmeling 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Jodi Merritt 1-for-4; Sam Drees 1-for-4; Kristin Kahle 2-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Molly Anderson 1-for-1, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Ann Brealt (L) 6-9-10-7-1-3 ... Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (W) 7-11-3-3-1-3