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Roelike's walk-off homer gives Lady Warriors sweep

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WILLMAR -- Emily Roelike continued her torrid hitting, blasting a long home run leading off the seventh inning of the second game of a doubleheader Saturday to give Ridgewater a 6-5 win over Rochester.

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Ridgewater (17-2, 25-6) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past the Yellowjackets 13-10 in the opener.

Ridgewater hosts Fergus Falls on Tuesday.

Game One

Ridgewater 13, Rochester 10

Trailing 10-9, Ridgewater mounted a comeback. Sara Beyer started the sixth-inning rally with a single. Andrea Krause followed with another single and a walk to Whitley Strei loaded the bases. Bevin Williams drove in Beyer with a sacrifice fly to tie the game and Jen Storck followed with a two-run double. Samantha Cunningham added a run-scoring double.

Aimee Johnson went 3-for-4 and drove in a run for the Lady Warriors. Roelike and Brandi Bodin each had a pair of doubles and also drove in two runs apiece. Krause, Storck and Cunningham also had two hits each.

Krause scattered nine hits for the win.

Kate Melber hit a two-run homer for Rochester.

Rochester 040 240 0 -- 10 9 1

Ridgewater 063 004 x -- 13 15 2

HITTING - Rochester: Hayley Davis 2-for-4, rbi; Anna Rambow 2-for-3; Erin Hain 1-for-3; Rachel Tate 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Kate Melber 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Katie Busse 2-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-4; Andrea Krause 2-for-3, rbi; Bevin Williams 1-for-3, rbi; Jen Storck 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Aimee Johnson 3-for-4, rbi; Samantha Cunningham 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rochester: Erin Hain 213-7-8-7-3-0, Laura Karnell (L) 323-8-5-5-1-2 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (W) 7-9-10-9-3-6

Game Two

Ridgewater 6, Rochester 5

Roelike launched a three-run homer to tie the game 3-3 in the second inning. Williams led off the inning with a single and Cunningham hit a two-out single to set the table for Roelike.

Roelike turned on the second pitch of the seventh inning from Rochester pitcher Laura Carnell and homered well over the left-field fence to win the game.

Bodin and Krause had two hits each for the Lady Warriors. Aimee Johnson swatted a triple.

Shannon Heitz went the distance for the win. She walked one and struck out seven.

Rochester 300 000 2 -- 5 10 2

Ridgewater 030 020 1 -- 6 10 1

HITTING - Rochester: Hayle Damon 1-for-4; Brittany Johnson 1-for-4; Jordan Nelsopn 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Melissa Farrell 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Rachel Tate 1-for-2; Kate Melber 2-for-3; Katie Busse 2-for-3 ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 2-for-4, 3-run HR, solo HR, 4 rbi; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2b; Sara Beyer 1-for-3; Andrea Krause 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Bevin Williams 1-for-3; Aimee Johnson 1-for-3, 3b; Samantha Cuinningham 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rochester: Laura Carnell (L) 6-10-6-5-0-4 ... Ridgewater: Shannon Heitz (W) 7-10-5-5-1-5

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