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College Softball: Lady Warriors drop two games to Riverland

AUSTIN -- The Ridgewater softball team suffered its first MCAC Southern Division losses of the season, getting swept by Riverland in a doubleheader Saturday.

The Lady Warriors (6-2, 13-5) fell 7-2 and 5-2.

"We knew Riverland was going to be one of the top teams," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad. "They have four left-handed batters, so they do a lot of bunting and slapping."

The Lady Warriors host St. Cloud Technical in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Game One

Riverland 7, Ridgewater 2

The Lady Warriors collected eight hits, but could only get two runs. Nicole Blizil went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Brooke Henderson had two hits to lead Ridgewater.

Liz Triplett clubbed a three-run home run in the five-run fifth inning for Riverland.

Kristin Kahle went the distance in the loss.

Ridgewatr 100 010 0 -- 2 8 2

Riverland 200 050 x -- 7 12 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 1-for-4, 2 runs; Nicole Blizil 3-for-4, rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-3; Tiffany Volk 1-for-3; Molly Anderson 1-for-3 ... Riverland: Jessica Wildz 2-for-4, 2 runs; Thendra Corey 2-for-4, 2 2b's; Justine Sanvick 2-for-3; Liz Triplett 2-for-4, 3-run HR, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (L) 6-12-7-5-1-3 ... Riverland: Autumn Jergenson (W) 7-8-2-2-1-3

Game Two

Riverland 5, Ridgewater 2

Riverland scored four runs in the first innings to control the game. The Lady Warriors scored on RBI doubles from Emily Roelike and Kim Brill in the fifth inning. Brill led the team with two hits.

Laura Meyer had three hit and an RBI for Riverland.

Jazmin Petersen took the loss for Ridgewater.

Ridgewatr 000 020 0 -- 2 5 2

Riverland 401 000 x -- 5 11 0

HITTING - Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-3; Steph Ray 1-for-3; Kim Brill 2-for-2, 2b, rbi ... Riverland: Laura Meyer 3-for-4, rbi; Liz Triplett 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jazmin Petersen (L) 6-11-5-3-3-0 ... Riverland: Autumn Jergenson (W) 5-3-2-2-1-1; Liz Hahn 2-2-0-0-1-1