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College Softball: Lady Warriors finish Florida trip with win, loss; 2-4 overall

COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- The Ridgewater softball team finished its Florida trip 2-4 with a win and a loss Monday at the Cocoa Beach Challenge.

The Lady Warriors avenged a Saturday loss to Lakeland (Ill.) with a 3-2 victory. Heather Thoma went the distance, allowing four hits and striking out four without a walk. Ridgewater lost the finale to Lansing (Mich.) 22-0 in five innings.

The Lady Warriors will play at the Irish Dome in Rosemount next Monday.

Ridgewater 3, Lakeland 2

Tara Thielke's RBI-single in the top of the seventh pushed in the Lady Warriors' third run. She finished with three hits and two RBI. Dani Stoufer, Patina Queenan and Sam Drees added two hits each.

Ridgewater 002 000 1 -- 3 10 0

Lakeland (Ill.) 000 010 1 -- 2 4 0

HITTING - Ridgewater: Dani Stoufer 2-for-4; Patina Queenan 2-for-3; Tara Thielke 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Ashley Schmeling 1-for-4, rbi; Sam Drees 2-for-3 ... Lakeland: Tyna Schroder 2-for-3, solo HR, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Heather Thoma (W) 7-4-2-2-0-4 ... Lakeland: Amy Brighton (L) 7-10-3-3-0-3

Lansing 22, Ridgewater 0

Lansing plated 11 runs in the first inning and eight more in the second.

Thielke and Jodi Merritt had two hits each for the Lady Warriors.

Lansing (Mich.) (11)82 10 -- 22 21 0

Ridgewater 000 00 -- 0 8 2

HITTING - Lansing: Kristen Rohn 3-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 2 rbi ... Ridgewater: Dani Stoufer 1-for-3; Tara Thielke 2-for-3; Ashley Schmeling 1-for-3; Jodi Merritt 2-for-3; Sam Drees 1-for-1; Kristin Kahle 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lansing: Stefanie Morong (W) 5-8-0-0-2-4 ... Ridgewater: Molly Anderson (L) 1Zc-14-18-12-0-2, Patina Queenan 1Xc-7-5-4-0-0, Kristin Kahle 2-0-0-0-0-2