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College Baseball: Ridgewater splits with Iowa Lakes

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa -- Ridgewater opened its twin bill with Iowa Lakes Tuesday with a rout and the Lakers finished the day with a rout of their own.

The Warriors used 12 hits -- three from Matt Christensen -- and got a solid performance on the mound from Nathan Nietfeld to win the opener 9-1.

Iowa Lakes then had Angel Samot limit Ridgewater to three hits while the Lakers' offense used two five-run innings to win the nightcap 12-0 in five innings.

The only Iowa Lakes run off Nietfeld was on a groundout in the fifth inning as the freshman from Paynesville scattered six hits and three strikeouts in his complete-game win.

Nietfeld was aided by Kelvin Nelson's two-run triple in the fourth.

Mike Weber doubled and Cameron Lehner singled before Luke Frauendienst singled in a run in a four-run sixth for the Warriors.

Ridgewater loaded the bases in the first inning of the second game, but Samot got two strikeouts to escape unscathed.

The Lakers plated five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take control.

Ridgewater (18-8) hosts a twin bill with Central Lakes today at 2 p.m.

Game One

Ridgewater 9, Iowa Lakes 1

Ridgewater.............100 314 0 -- 9 12 0

Iowa Lakes.............000 010 0 -- 1 6 3

HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 1-for-4, rbi; Austen Hadley 1-for-3; Shane Kampsen 1-for-3, 2 runs; Matt Christensen 3-for-4; Benji Hager 1-for-4; Clint Aretz 1-for-4; Kelvin Nelson 1-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Mike Weber 1-for-4, 2b; Cameron Lehner 2-for-4, 2b ... Iowa Lakes: Michael Maysonet 2-for-2; J.T. Burrell 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 7-6-1-1-1-3 ... Iowa Lakes: Cullan Brennan (L) 4-6-4-4-1-1, Brent Muron 2-6-5-5-1-0, Aaron Jensen 1-0-0-0-0-0

Game Two

Iowa Lakes 12, Ridgewater 0

Ridgewater (18-8)......000 00 -- 0 3 4

Iowa Lakes (21-17)....505 2x -- 12 12 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 1-for-3; Shane Kampsen 1-for-2; Matt Christensen 1-for-2 ... Iowa Lakes: Luis Reyes 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Moises Guerrero 2-for-2, rbi; Matt Hohnsvehn 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Ronaldo Camacho 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Kelvin Nelson (L) 2-9-8-6-2-2, Jordan Flick 2-3-4-3-0-2 ... Iowa Lakes: Angel Samot (W) 5-3-0-0-1-7