College Softball: Ridgewater gets 58 hits in 4 wins
ROSEMOUNT -- Sara Beyer hit for the cycle in one game, Brandi Bodin homered twice and Ridgewater pounded out 60 hits -- 28 in one game -- en route to winning the Irish Dome Tournament Wednesday by outscoring four opponents 58-4.
Ridgewater opened blanking Vermilion 6-0 on Jazmine Petersen's four-hitter. The Lady Warriors then upended Fond du Lac 9-3 before Beyer's cycle highlighted a 34-1 clubbing of Northland. Kristin Kahle then spun a two-hit shutout in Ridgewater's 9-0 win over Fond du Lac in the championship game.
Christie Clanton had nine hits on the day with Brooke Henderson adding eight and Emily Roelike another seven to spark the Ridgewater offense.
The Lady Warriors (7-3) are scheduled to play at doubleheader April 2 at St. Cloud Tech starting at 3 p.m.
Ridgewater 6, Vermilion 0
Bodin slugged a two-run homer to left field in the fifth inning to help back Petersen's shutout.
Roelike, Bodin, Henderson and Kim Brill all had two hits apiece.
Ridgewater 000 231 0 -- 6 11 1
Vermilion 000 000 0 -- 0 4 4
HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 2-for-4; Christie Clanton 1-for-4; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-3, rbi; Nicole Blizil 1-for-4; Tiffany Volk 1-for-3; Kim Brill 2-for-4 ... Vermilion: Sarah Mann 3-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jazmine Petersen (W) 7-4-0-0-3-5 ... Vermilion: Tiff Millins (L) 7-11-6-4-0-2
Ridgewater 9, Fond du Lac 3
Henderson doubled in a run and Bodin and Brill added run-scoring singles as Ridgewater scored just three earned runs with Fond du Lac committing six errors.
Ridgewater 013 301 1 -- 9 11 2
Fond du Lac 010 020 0 -- 3 5 6
HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 2-for-5; Christie Clanton 2-for-5, 2b; Brandi Bodin 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Brooke Henderson 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Nicole Blizil 1-for-3, rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-4, 2b; Jodi Merritt 1-for-3; Kim Brill 2-for-4, rbi ... Fond du Lac: F. Engelmeier 2-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jodi Merritt (W) 7-5-3-1-6-3 ... Fond du Lac: A. Engelmeier (L) 7-11-9-3-1-1
Ridgewater 34, Northland 1
Beyer tripled and hit a two-run homer in the second inning, doubled in the third and singled twice in the fourth to drive in nine runs.
Beyer and Clanton each went 5-for-6 while Henderson, Blizil, Molly Anderson and Tiffany Volk had three hits apiece.
Northland 0 0 0 01 -- 1 4 2
Ridgewater 7(12)5 (10)x -- 34 28 0
HITTING - Northland: Brit Ofterdahl 2-for-3, 2b, rbi ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 2-for-4, 2b, rbi; Christie Clanton 5-for-6, rbi; Brandi Bodin 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Kim Brill 1-for-2, rbi; Brooke Henderson 3-for-5, 2b; Nicole Blizil 3-for-5, 3b, 3 rbi; Sara Beyer 5-for-6, 2b, 3b, 2-run HR, 9 rbi; Kristin Kahle 1-for-3, rbi; Molly Anderson 3-for-3, 3 rbi; Jodi Merritt 1-for-3; Tiffany Volk 3-for-5, 3b, 4 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (W) 2-1-0-0-0-3, Molly Anderson 3-3-1-1-1-1 ... Northland: Jennifer Meyers (L) 4-28-34-33-5-1
Ridgewater 9, Fond du Lac 0
Kahle hit a grand slam and Roelike belted a solo homer in a five-run third inning.
Kahle surrendered just two singles in five innings of work.
Fond du Lac 000 00 -- 0 2 0
Ridgewater 105 3x -- 9 10 0
HITTING - Fond du Lac: A. Engelmeier 1-for-3, M. Johnson 1-for-2 ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 1-for-3, solo HR, rbi; Christie Clanton 1-for-2; Brandi Bodin 2-for-3, 2b, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-3, 2b; Nicole Blizil 1-for-2; Kristin Kahle 1-for-1, grand slam HR, 4 rbi; Kim Brill 1-for-2, rbi; Tiffany Volk 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Fond du Lac: J. Peterson (L) 2-5-4-4-2-0, J. Kristofferson 2-5-5-5-0-3 ... Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (W) 5-2-0-0-2-4