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College Softball: Ridgewater finishes 5-2 on Florida trip

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The Ridgewater softball team wrapped up a successful late-winter Florida trip by splitting two games on Monday at the Chain of Lakes Park softball complex.

The Warriors return home today with a 5-2 record following a 12-3 win over Kishwaukee and an 11-0 loss to Kellogg.

“We beat all the (NJCAA) Division III teams were played and we split with the Division II teams,” said Warriors head coach Todd Thorstad. “Can’t complain about that.”

The Division III Warriors had a tough time against D-II Kellogg, managing seven hits in the five-inning game. Brooke Wuertz led Ridgewater with two hits but Tasha Dallman took her first loss of the season after opening with two victories.

The Warriors more than doubled their hitting output against Kishwaukee, banging out 15 hits.

Heather Horning got it done offensively and on the mound. She homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and she allowed three earned runs over seven innings and struck out five to run her record to 3-1.

Courtney Olson hit a solo home run and Haley Huls had two hits and drove in three runs. Brielle Hauge also had two hits and plated two runs.

“Overall, defensively, we did a nice job,” Thorstad said. “Offensively, we made a lot of contact, didn’t strike out a lot and we were smart and patient at the plate.”

The Warriors play three games on March 20 at the Rosemount Dome in Rosemount.

Game One

Kellogg 11, Ridgewater 0

Kellogg 610 40 — 11 13 0 

Ridgewater         000 00 —   0  7  3 

HITTING – Kellogg: Valerie Rubley 3-3, Elizabeth Aldaugh 2-4 gs rbi-4 … Ridgewater: Brooke Wuertz 2-2, Brielle Hauge 1-2, Erica Melbie 1-3, Dani Emkes 1-1, Raeann Sorenson 1-2, Lyndsay Jorgenson 1-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Kellogg: Anorah Seita (W) 5-7-0-0-4-3 … Ridgewater: Tasha Dallman (L, 2-1) 5-13-11-6-4-0

Game Two

Ridgewater 12, Kishwaukee 3

Ridgewater         401 100 6 — 12 15 0 

Kishwaukee       201 000 0 —   3  7  1

HITTING – Ridgewater: Wuertz 1-5 2b rbi, Kenzie Long 3-5 rbi, Hauge 2-4 rbi-2, Courtney Olson 1-3 hr rbi, Melbie 2-3, Haley Huls 2-3 2b rbi-3, Heather Horning 2-4 hr 2b rbi-3, Sorenson 1-1 rbi, Stephanie Konz 1-1 … Kishwaukee: Payton Marten 2-3 2b rbi-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ridgewater: Horning (W, 3-1) 7-7-3-3-2-5 … Kishwaukee: Amber Dilbeck (L) 4-5-6-6-0-4, Abigail Turner 3-10-6-6-0-3