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College Baseball: Ridgewater splits twinbill with St. Cloud Technical

WILLMAR -- Ridgewater College beat St. Cloud Technical College 9-3 late Tuesday afternoon to gain a split of their MCAC Southern Division doubleheader at Bill Taunton Stadium.

The Cyclones took the first game 11-6 when they scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning, fueled by four doubles. Justin Weller was 3-for-4, including two doubles, and drove in four runs.

Ridgewater collected eight hits in that game.

Justin Schroeder drove in three of the Warriors' six runs. Chris Braaten went 2-for-2. Benji Hager and Adam Luberts rapped doubles.

Jake Wahl started on the hill for the Warriors in the opener, giving up seven hits and five earned runs in four innings before Matt Christensen hurled the last three innings, giving up eight hits and and took the loss.

Bobby Tyndall threw six innings for the win in game two. He scattered seven hits and allowed two runs, while walking one and striking out four. Schroeder was touched for one hit and one run in the final inning.

James Gilbertson swatted a two-run homer in the second inning for the Warriors. Travis Radermacher went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Luke Frauendienst was 2-for-3.

Ridgewater (9-15) hosts Central Lakes in a doubleheader on Saturday at Bill Taunton Stadium and then travels to play Fergus Falls in a twinbill on Sunday.

Game One

St. Cloud 11, Ridgewater 6

St. Cloud 030 300 5 -- 11 15 2

Ridgewater 200 220 0 -- 6 8 2

HITTING - St. Cloud: Ryan Snyder 2-for-5; Joe Statz 2-for-5, Cody Harms 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Vance Martin 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Justin Weller 3-for4, 2 2bs, 4 rbi, 2 runs ... Ridgewater: Adam Lubberts 1-for-4, 2b; Benji Hager 1-for-3, 2b; Jake Wahl 1-for-4, Tom Burg 1-for-2, Chris Braaten 2-for-2; Justin Schroeder 1-for-2, 2b, 3 rbi; James Gilbertson 1-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud: Corey Egan 3Xc-4-4-4-4-3, Jon Daluge (W) 3Zc-4-2-2-2-3 ... Ridgewater: Jake Wahl 4-7-6-5-1-2, Matt Christensen (L) 3-8-5-5-1-4

Game Two

Ridgewater 9, St. Cloud 3

St. Cloud 001 001 1 -- 3 8 0

Ridgewater 030 222 x -- 9 10 1

HITTING - St. Cloud: Corey Egan 3-for-4, Scott Janson 2-for-4, Vance Martin 1-for-4 ... Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 2-for-3, 2 sbs; Benji Hager 1-for-3, Matt Christensen 1-for-3, Jake Wahl 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Chris Braaten 1-for-4, Travis Radermacher 2-for-2, 2b, 2 runs, 2 rbi; James Gilbertson 1-for-2, 2-run HR

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud: Josh Roelike (L) 4-5-5-5-3-2, Matt Blackmore 2-5-4-4-1-1 ... Ridgewater: Bobby Tyndall (W) 6-7-2-2-1-4, Justin Schroeder 1-1-1-0-1-1