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Ridgewater takes 2 from Riverland

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

AUSTIN -- Ridgewater collected 19 hits in an MCAC Southern Division doubleheader sweep of Riverland in junior college softball action Monday.

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"We came out and hit the ball well and had a good day at the plate with making contact," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad.

The Lady Warriors (7-1, 11-6) turned out only five hits in the first game, a 4-2 win, but two of those were home runs.

Ridgewater pounded out 14 hits in the second game to win, 8-4.

Sam Drees and Kayla Terres led the Lady Warriors' offense with four hits each for the two games.

In the first game, Drees and Terres combined for four of the Lady Warriors' five hits and drove in all four runs.

Drees hit a solo home run to left-center field in the second inning to give Ridgewater a 1-0 lead.

After Ridgewater tied the game in the sixth on an error, Kayla Terres launched a two-run homer to left field to give the Lady Warriors the lead. Terres drove in three runs overall.

In the second game, the Lady Warriors erased a 1-0 deficit in the second with three runs, two of them from Kim Brill's double. Ridgewater sealed the win with two runs in the third.

Patina Queenan went 3-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Lady Warriors. Ashley Schmeling had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI. Jodi Merritt, Drees, Terres and Brill each had two hits.

Game One

Ridgewater 4, Riverland 2

Ridgewater 010 001 2 -- 4 5 1

Riverland 002 000 0 -- 2 11 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Danyel Stoufer 1-for-2; Sam Drees 2-for-3, 2b, solo HR, 2 rbi; Kayla Terres 2-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 2 rbi ... Riverland: Laura Meyer 2-for-4; Justine Sanvick 2-for-4; Liz Triplett 2-for-4; Carmen Smith 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Heather Thoma (W) 7-11-2-1-0-3 ... Riverland: Kaylee Newman (L) 7-5-4-3-1-2

Game Two

Ridgewater 8, Riverland 4

Ridgewater 032 210 0 -- 8 14 0

Riverland 110 200 0 -- 4 11 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Patina Queenan 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Tara Thielke 1-for-3; Ashley Schmeling 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Jodi Merritt 2-for-4; Sam Drees 2-for-4; Kayla Terres 2-for-2, rbi; Kim Brill 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi ... Riverland: Laura Meyer 3-for-4; Justine Sanvick 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Jill Radke 2-for-4; Carmen Smith 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Molly Anderson (W) 5-11-4-4-1-0; Kristin Kahle 2-0-0-0-0-1 ... Riverland: Anna Breault (L) 7-14-8-7-2-0

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