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College Softball: Ridgewater raps 22 hits to rout Riverland

WAITE PARK -- Ridgewater wrapped up the regular season in a big way, amassing 22 hits to drub Riverland 16-8 in an MCAC Southern Division softball game on Tuesday.

The game was a continuation of a postponed game from April 22.

Emily Roelike and Brandi Bodin hit back-to-back homer in the first inning for the Lady Warriors (21-3, 29-7). Roelike then belted a three-run homer and a two-run double in the second inning as the Lady Warriors sent 13 batters to the plate and scored nine runs.

Roelike finished 4-for-5 with six RBI. Andrea Krause was 4-for-4, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a run. Bodin was 3-for-4 and Sara Beyer went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Whitley Strei and Aimee Johnson were each 2-for-2, while Bevin Williams went 2-for-4.

Shannon Heitz pitched four innings for the win, allowing four hjits and five runs (two earned), while walking five and striking out six.

The Lady Warriors had nine extra-base hits in the game.

Ridgewater will begin MCAC state tournament play on Friday in Cloquet. Pairings have not yet been determined.

Ridgewater 16, Riverland 8

Riverland 005 03 -- 8 7 0

Ridgewater 290 41 --16 22 5

HITTING - Riverland: Cassie Masburg 1-for-4; Michelle Lee 1-for-3; Bridget Bergstrom 3-for-3, rbi; Caitlyn Fischer 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Dani Felton 1-for-3, 2b ... Ridgewater: Emily Roelike 4-for-5, 2b, solo HR, 3-run HR, 6 rbi; Brandi Bodin 3-for-4, 2b, solo HR, rbi; Sara Beyer 3-for-5, 2b, 3 rbi; Andrea Krause 4-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Whitley Strei 2-for-2; Bevin Williams 2-for-4 rbi; Aimee Johnson 2-for-2; Bridget Bergeson 1-for-2; Amanda Horst 1-for-1, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Bridget Bergstrom (L) 4-22-16-16-4-1 ... Ridgewater: Shannon Heitz (W) 4-4-5-2-5-6, Bridget Bergeson 1-3-3-2-1-1