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Roelike hits three more homers as Lady Warriors post two routs

(Tribune photo by Rand Middleton) Ridgewater College third baseman Sara Beyer slaps the tag on Kayla Berger of St. Cloud Technical College Wednesday after taking a pickoff throw from catcher Brandi Bodin for the first out of the third inning during the first game of an MCAC doubleheader at the college field in Willmar.

WILLMAR -- Emily Roelike continued her torrid hitting, going 7-for-9 with three home runs and eight RBI as Ridgewater swept St. Cloud Technical College 8-0 and 12-4 in junior college softball action on Monday.

It was the first meeting between Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad and his brother, Greg, the first-year St. Cloud coach. Thorstad's father, Marsh, is Ridgewater's scoreboard operator.

The Lady Warriors improved their record in the MCAC Southern Division to 7-1.

Roelike, a sophomore shortstop, now has four home runs and 17 RBI in the last four games.

Ridgewater hosts North Dakota State College of Science in a doubleheader today beginning at 3 p.m.

Game One

Willmar 8, SC Technical 0

Roelike singled in a run in the first inning and hit a two-run homer to center field in the second inning. She finished 2-for-4.

Andrea Krause tossed a two-hitter and walked one in the six-inning game. She fanned three.

Ridgewater led 7-0 after two innings. Sara Beyer ended the game with no outs in the bottom of the sixth when she singled in Brandi Bodin from third. It was Beyer's third hit of the game in four trips and she drove in two runs.

Bodin went 2-for-4, including a double. Krause, Whitley Strei and Jen Storck also drove in runs.

SC Tech College .,...000 000 -- 0 2 1

Ridgewater College 430 001 -- 8 10 0

HITTING - St. Cloud Technical College: Steph Nelson 1-for-2, Kayla Berger 1-for-2 ... Ridgewater College: Emily Roelike 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b; Sara Beyer 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Andrea Krause 1-for-1, sf, rbi; Whitley Strei 1-for-3, rbi; Jen Storck 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Aimee Johnson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Technical College: Ashley Paul (L) 3-8-7-7-2-0, Paige Barthel 2-2-1-1-2-0 ... Ridgewater College: Andrea Krause (W) 6-2-0-0-1-3

Game Two

Ridgewater 12, St. Cloud Tech 4

Roelike rapped a solo homer in the fourth and a three-run homer in the fifth. She finished 5-for-5 with a double and six RBI.

Shannon Heitz went all six innings for the win for the Lady Warriors. She allowed three hits. She walked four and struck out five.

Brandi Bodin, Andrea Krause, Aimee Johnson and Amanda Horst had two hits apiece for the Lady Warriors.

Katie McCullough drove in two runs for St. Cloud Tech.

SC Tech College 102 010 -- 4 3 0

Ridgewater College 131 241 --12 16 3

HITTING - St. Cloud Technical College: Tess Lynn Callander 1-for-3; Katie McCullough 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Kayla Berger 1-for-3 ... Ridgewater College: Emily Roelike 5-for-5, 2b, 3-run HR, solo HR, 6 rbi; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2b; Andrea Krause 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Aimee Johnson 2-for-4, rbi; Jen Storck 1-for-4; Amanda Horst 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Samantha Cunningham 1-for-3; Bridget Bergeson 1-for-1

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Technical College: Paige Barthel (L) 2-4-5-5-4-2, Stephanie Nelson 3-12-6-6-2-1 ... Ridgewater College: Shannon Heitz (W) 6-3-4-2-4-5