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College Softball: Ridgewater sweeps up Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS -- Emily Roelike continued her torrid hitting, going 8-for-9 as Ridgewater swept Fergus Falls 9-6 and 6-1 in MCAC Southern Division softball on Tuesday.

Roelike went 5-for-5 in the opener with five runs scored, then went 3-for-4 in the finale, including a two-run triple in the top of the seventh to give the Lady Warriors a 4-0 lead. She is now hitting .546 on the season.

Kristin Kahle won the opener, scattering nine hits over seven innings, while walking one and striking out four. She is now 11-4 this season. Brandi Bodin had two hits and three RBI and Nicole Blizil two hits and two RBI for the Lady Warriors, who won all four meetings with Fergus Falls this year.

Jodi Merritt went the distance on a four-hitter in the second game, raising her record to 7-1. She walked one and struck out six. Brooke Henderson had two hits for the Lady Warriors.

Ridgewater (16-4, 24-8) will host division-leading Riverland on Friday at 3 p.m. in a doubleheader.

Game One

Ridgewater 9, Fergus Falls 6

Ridgewater..321 001 2 -- 9 13 1

Fergus.........002 003 1 -- 6 9 2

HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 5-for-5, 5 runs, 2b, 3 sb's; Nicole Blizil 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Brooke Henderson 1-for-5, 2b, rbi; Kristin Kahle 1-for-3 rbi; Molly Anderson 1-for-4; Sara Beyer 1-for-4, rbi ... Fergus Falls: Steph Perkins 2-for-4; Steph Torkilson 1-for-3 2 rbi; Whitney Swenson 1-for-3, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (W) 7-9-6-6-1-4 ... Fergus Falls: Sam Hanson (L) 7-13-9-6-3-3

Game Two

Ridgewater 6, Fergus Falls 1

Rid. (16-4, 24-8)..002 000 4 -- 6 8 0

FF (8-12, 11-19)..000 000 1 -- 1 4 2

HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 3b, 2 rbi; Brandi Bodin 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-4, rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-3, rbi; Kim Brill 1-for-3, rbi ... Fergus Falls: Kelsey Draper 2-for-2; Jess Amann 1-for-3; Sam Langlie 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jodi Merritt (W) 7-4-1-1-1-6 ... Fergus Falls: Kelsey Draper (L) 7-8-6-3-2-5