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College Softball: Warriors sweep Riverland

Ridgewater pitcher Andrea Krause unleashes a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader against Riverland on Friday in Willmar while Haley Springer readies for a possible play at shortstop. Krause picked up the victory, working seven innings and allowing six hits in the Warriors' 7-1 win. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

Tribune Staff Report

WILLMAR -- Andrea Krause and Brittney Nissen each threw a gem and the Ridgewater College fastpitch team took a pair from Riverland College of Austin 7-1 and 9-1 on Friday at College Field.

Krause threw a seven-inning six-hitter in the lidlifter; Nissen tossed a five-inning one-hitter in the second game.

Ridgewater improved to 11-3 in the MCAC Southern Division and 20-9 overall. Rochester is here at noon today for a pair of Southern games.

Game One

Ridgewater College 7, Riverland 1

Hayley Springer hit a solo home run over the centerfield fence leading off the sixth, her first college homer.

Datriana Jensen supplied an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth, when the Lady Warriors piled up four runs for a 6-0 lead.

Krause walked none and fanned five. Aimee Johnson doubled twice and singled.

Riverland 000 000 1 -- 1 6 1

Ridgewater 000 241 x -- 7 12 1

HITTING - Riverland: Courtney Schnaith 2-for-3, 2b; Morgan Herda 1-for-3, 2b; Hayley Underwood 1-for-3, Whitney Bamrick 1-for-3, Kim Craig 1-for-2 .... Ridgewater: Haley Springer 1-for-4, solo HR; Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, Andrea Krause 2-for-4, Aimee Johnson 3-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Justine Otremba 1-for-3, rbi; Datriana Jensen 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Jenn Storck 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Sara Sandberg (L) 6-12-7-6-2-1 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (W) 7-6-1-0-0-5

Game Two

Ridgewater 9, Riverland 1

Brooke Carlson poked a towering three-run homer over the centerfield fence in a five-run first, her second of the season.

Jenna Kincade lashed a two-run triple in the second to up the lead to 8-0. She singled in the team's last run in the fourth.

Riverland 000 10 -- 1 1 2

Ridgewater 530 1x -- 9 9 0

HITTING - Riverland: Hayley Underwood 1-for-2, 3b ... Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 2-for-3, Haley Springer 1-for-3, Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, 3-run HR; Andrea Krause 1-for-2, Jenna Kincade 2-for-2, 3b, 3 rbi; Yvonne Wani 2-for-3, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Bridget Bergstrom (L) 3Zc-8-9-8-0-0, Robyn Arjes Xc-1-0-0-1-0 ... Ridgewater: Brittney Nissen (W) 5-1-1-1-1-2