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College softball: Warriors sweep Rochester, move into first in South

Ridgewater got on the board early with a six-run first inning in Game 1 of its doubleheader Saturday and didn't let up, sweeping Rochester with 10-2 and 9-5 wins.

The Warriors moved into first place in the MCAC South with a 13-2 conference record. They are 22-9 overall.

Rochester dropped to second place with a 12-4 record in the South.

The Warriors next play at Fergus Falls in a 3 p.m. doubleheader Tuesday.

Ridgewater 10, Rochester 2

The Warriors took advantage of a leadoff walk and two errors in a first inning rally that was capped by a Brittany Nissen three-run double.

Andrea Krause went five innings, allowing one earned run and striking out seven.

Krause was also 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.

Rochester (12-4) 000 20 -- 2 3 7

RW (22-9, 13-2) 600 22 -- 10 8 1

HITTING - Rochester: Katie Busse 1-for-3, 2b, Jordan Nelson 1-for-2, 2 rbi, 2b, Alanna Battey 1-for-2 ... Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 1-for-3, Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, rbi, Andrea Krause 3-for-3, rbi, Brittany Nissen 1-for-2, 2b, 4 rbi, Aimee Johnson 1-for-3, rbi, Jennifer Storck 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rochester: Laura Carnell 5-8-10-4-0-3 ... Ridgtewater: Andrea Krause 5-3-2-1-1-7

Ridgewater 9, Rochester 5

Rochester held a 4-1 lead after three but the Warriors put up four spots in the fourth and sixth innings to come away with the win.

Haley Springer was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Brittany Nissen was 1-for-3 with a two-run double.

Shannon Heitz picked up the win with seven strikeouts in four innings of work.

Rochester (12-4) 301 010 0 -- 5 9 2

RW (22-9, 13-3) 010 404 x -- 9 8 5

HITTING - Rochester: Jen Gerber 3-for-4, Rachel Tate 4-for-4, 3b, 2 rbi, Jordan Nelson 1-for-4, Alanna Battey 1-for-3 ... Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 1-for-3, 2b, Haley Springer 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi, Brooke Carlson 1-for-2, Andrea Krause 1-for-3, rbi, Brittany Nissen 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi, Jen Storck 1-for-3, rbi, Brenna Holwerda 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rochester: Kasey Bode 4-5-5-4-5-0; Laura Carnell (L) 2-3-4-4-2-1 ... Ridgewater: Shannon Heitz (W) 4-7-5-1-1-7; Andrea Krause 3-2-0-0-0-4