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Ridgewater baseball sweeps Vermilion

ELKO -- Matt Christenson hurled a one-hitter in the first game and Ridgewater lashed out 14 hits in the nightcap enroute to beating Vermilion 10-0 and 13-7 in a junior college baseball doubleheader on Saturday.

The Warriors' twinbill today against Central Lakes has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions in Brainerd. Ridgewater has added a game against Itasca on Tuesday following the Twins vs. Mariners game. Game time for the Warriors is expected to be around 10:30 p.m.

Ridgewater improved to 5-8 with the two wins over Vermilion.

The Warriors got six hits in the opener, scoring four times in the last of the fifth inning to invoke the 10-run rule.

The Warriors' bats came to life in the second game, sparked by a three-run homer by Kyle Berg and a solo shot by Adam Luberts.

Game One Ridgewater 10, Vermilion 0

Chris Braaten went 3-for-3 to account for half of the Warriors' hits. Jake Wahl scored twice and drove in two runs.

Christenson did not walk a batter and struck out four. His only blemish was an infield hit in the fourth inning.

Vermilion 000 00 -- 0 1 1

Ridgewater 204 04 --10 6 1

HITTING - Vermilion: Rosemeyer 1-for-2 ... Ridgewater: Jake Wahl 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Chris Braaten 3-for-3; Adam Luberts 1-for-3; James Gilbertson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Vermilion: Sehappi (L) 42/3-6-10-9-5-8 ... Ridgewater: Matt Christenson (W) 5-1-0-0-0-4

Game Two Ridgewater 13, Vermilion 7

Seven players had at least one hit for Ridgewater.

Kyle Berg was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer to highlight a six-run fifth inning. He drove in four runs in all. Adam Luberts was also 3-for-5 and slapped a solo homer. Jake Wahl had a pair of doubles in four trips to the plate. Justin Shroeder and Matt Christenson also had two hits apiece.

Wahl worked the first four innings for the win, allowing four hits and four runs. Ryan Speltz pitched the last three innings and was touched for six hits and three runs.

Ridgewater.........012 161 2 --13 14 0

Vermilion............002 220 1 -- 7 10 4

HITTING - Ridgewater: Adam Luberts 3-for-5, solo HR, 2 rbi; Jake Wahl 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Benji Hager 1-for-3; Kyle Berg 3-for-5, 3-run HR, 4 rbi; Justin Schroeder 2-for-5; Matt Christenson 2-for-3; James Gilbertson 1-for-2 ... Vermilion: Smith 2-for-4; Kaissy 2-for-4; Bialucha 2-for-4; Chopp 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jake Wahl (W) 4-4-4-4-3-4, Ryan Speltz 3-6-3-3-0-4 ... Vermilion: Snyder (L) 42/3-7-9-9-4-0, Bonk 21/3-7-4-4-3-0