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College Softball: Lady Warriors sweep SC Tech

Molly Anderson delivers a two-run double in the second inning for Ridgewater in the first game of a doubleheader against St. Cloud Technical College Tuesday in Willmar. Kristin Kahle watches from near the Lady Warriors' dugout Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

WILLMAR -- After having its 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday, Ridgewater bounced back Tuesday by sweeping a MCAC Southern Division doubleheader from St. Cloud Technical College.

The Lady Warriors (8-2), 15-5) got complete-game performances from pitchers Jodi Merritt and Molly Anderson while their offense supplied 30 hits in their 13-0 and 10-2 wins.

Emily Roelike scored eight runs and was 5-for-7 and Nicole Blizil had two hits in each game to ignite the Ridgewater offense.

Ridgewater is at Rochester Friday for a twin bill that starts at 3 p.m.

Game One

Ridgewater College 13, St. Cloud Technical 0

Jodi Merritt struck out four and surrendered five singles en route to blanking the Cyclones.

Emily Roelike stole three bases while Nicole Blizil, Brandi Bodin, Brooke Henderson and Molly Anderson all had two hits. Anderson knocked in three runs with a two-run double in the second inning and an RBI single in the first, which saw Ridgewater string together six singles to produce three runs.

SC Technical 000 00 -- 0 5 4

Ridgewater 351 4x -- 13 14 0

HITTING - St. Cloud Technical: Ashia Volkers 2-for-2 ... Ridgewater College: Emily Roelike 2-for-3, 3 sb's, 4 runs; Nicole Blizil 2-for-3, 3 runs; Brandi Bodin 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-4; Tiffany Volk 1-for-3, rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-4, rbi; Jodi Merritt 1-for-3, 2 runs; Molly Anderson 2-for-3, 2b, 3 rbi; Kristin Kahle 1-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Technical: Chantel Millwood (L) 2-8-8-5-0-1, Kendra Plantenberg 2-6-5-5-1-0 ... Ridgewater College: Jodi Merritt (W) 5-5-0-0-1-4

Game Two

Ridgewater College 10, St. Cloud Technical 2

Molly Anderson held the Cyclones hitless after allowing Jessica Becker to single to lead off the game. An error and wild pitch led to two runs in the inning for the Cyclones.

Sara Beyer capped a 3-for-4 performance by singling in Nicole Blizil with two out in the fifth, invoking the eight-run rule. Emily Roelike also had three hits.

Brooke Henderson and Brandi Bodin hit back-to-back RBI doubles to highlight a four-run fourth for the Lady Warriors.

SC Technical 200 00 -- 2 1 4

Ridge (8-2, 15-5) 220 42 -- 10 16 1

HITTING - St. Cloud Technical: Jessica Becker 1-for-2 ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 3-for-4, 2b, 4 runs; Nicole Blizil 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Brandi Bodin 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Brooke Henderson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 runs, rbi; Tiffany Volk 2-for-4, 3b, rbi; Sara Beyer 3-for-4, rbi; Jodi Merritt 2-for-3; Steph Rhea 2-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Technical: Chandra Schmitz (L) 42/3-16-10-7-2-1 ... Ridgewater: Molly Anderson (W) 5-1-2-0-0-4