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ST. CLOUD -- The Ridgewater College Warriors were knocked out of the Region 13 Tournament by St. Cloud Technical College in extra innings on Friday evening at the MAC.

Ryan Schneider, the Cyclones' pitcher, singled Patrick Tschida in from third base with one out in the bottom of the 10th as St. Cloud Tech won 3-2.

Schneider, a freshman out of St. Cloud Apollo, threw all 10 innings. The Warriors got to him for only two runs, both in the second inning, and six hits. He didn't walk a batter and fanned 13.

Tschida had walked, advanced on a bunt and gone to third on a single by Brett Savelkoul. The Warriors appeared to have Tschida picked off third at one point, but he was called safe.

Mike Weber took the loss after taking over for starter Jordan Flick in the sixth inning.

The Warriors took a 2-0 lead on an RBI single by Cody Connors, who stole third and scored on a wild throw.

The Cyclones tied it in the bottom of the seventh when Chris Lardy scored on a single by Tschida.

Ridgewater beat Fergus Falls earlier in the day 2-1 by scoring twice in the top of the seventh.

With two outs, Connors got a pinch-hit single. Cam Lehner and Shane Kampsen followed with RBI singles. Gavin Biegler got the win in relief of Nathan Nietfeld. Cody Johnson got the save.

Game One

Ridgewater 2, Fergus Falls 1

Ridgewater 000 000 2 -- 2 9 2

Fergus Falls 000 001 0 -- 1 8 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Austin Hadley 1-for-3; Cam Lehner 2-for-4, rbi; Shane Kampsen 2-for-3, rbi; Clint Aretz 1-for-3; Dustin Peters 1-for-3; Anthony Leaman 1-for-2; Cody Connors 1-for-1 ... Fergus Falls: Spencer Kidder 2-for-3, 2b; Jack Litch 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Nathan Nietfeld 51/3-7-1-1-1-4, Gavin Biegler (W) 1-1-0-0-3-1, Cody Johnson (S) 2/3-0-0-0-0-0... Fergus Falls: Darin Stanislawski 52/3-5-0-0-4-2, Victor Sokolofsky 1-2-2-2-0-1, Spencer Kidder 1/3-2-0-0-0-0

Game Two

SC Tech 3, Ridgewater 2

Ridge. 020 000 000 0 -- 2 6 3

SC Tech 000 100 100 1 -- 3 10 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Dustin Peters 2-for-4; Cody Connors 1-for-4, rbi, 2b; Anthony Lieman 2-for-4; Taylor Gonyea 1-for-4 ... St. Cloud Technical College: Shawn Lanners 2-for-4, rbi; Brett Savelkoul 2-for-5; Patrick Tschida 1-for-3, rbi; Chris 1-for-3; Ryan Schneider 1-for-4, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jordan Flick 5-5-1-1-2-1, Mike Weber (L) 41/3-4-2-1-2-4 ... St. Cloud Technical College: Ryan Schneider (W) 10-6-2-1-0-13