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College Softball: Lady Warriors cap Florida trip with split

COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors softball team finished its Florida trip by splitting a pair games Tuesday.

Ridgewater outslugged Vermilion 13-6 to start the day before getting blanked 8-0 by Lincoln Land of Illinois.

Ridgewater went 5-2 during its annual trek to east central Florida near the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The Lady Warriors don't play again until March 28 when they will play three games in Rosemount at the Irish Dome Challenge.

Game One

Ridgewater 13, Vermilion 6

Trailing 5-4, Ridgewater erupted for four runs in the fifth inning and five more in the seventh. Brandi Bodin, who went 3-for-4, ignited the seventh by belting a two-run home run.

Aimee Johnson also had three hits and Bevin Williams added a double and single for the Lady Warriors. Winning pitcher Shannon Heitz gave up 11 hits and five runs while striking out six in 51/3 innings of work.

Ridgewater 202 040 5 -- 13 12 2

Vermilion 032 000 1 -- 6 13 7

HITTING - Ridgewater: Whitley Strei 1-for-3, rbi; Brandi Bodin 3-for-4, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Andrea Krause 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-3; Bevin Williams 2-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi; Aimee Johnson 3-for-5, rbi ... Vermilion: Sara Mann 2-for-5, 3b, 2 rbi; Angie Mahrich 2-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Shannon Heitz (W) 51/3-11-5-4-3-6, Andrea Krause 12/3-2-1-0-0-1 ... Vermilion: Laura Lindan (L) 61/3-9-11-5-7-7, Rachel Eienhoth 2/3-3-2-2-0-7

Game Two

Lincoln Land 8, Ridgewater 0

The Lady Warriors' best chance of scoring came in the fifth inning when Aimee Johnson and Jen Storck both singled.

Brandi Bodin singled twice as Ridgewater was held to just five hits in the five-inning contest.

Lincoln Land 241 10 -- 8 11 0

Ridgewater 000 00 -- 0 5 2

HITTING - Lincoln Land: Mackenzie Carter 3-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi ... Ridgewater: Jen Storck 1-for-3; Brandi Bodin 2-for-2; Sara Beyer 1-for-2; Aimee Johnson 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lincoln Land: Brittany Reccer (W) 5-5-0-0-1-1 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (L) 5-11-8-6-2-7