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College Softball: Krause tosses perfect game to lift Ridgewater

ROCHESTER -- Despite two losses on the opening day of the NJCAA Division III softball tournament, Ridgewater College enjoyed a perfect finish.

Andrea Krause, the Lady Warriors' freshman pitcher from Bloomington, threw a perfect game as Ridgewater topped Anne Arundel (Md.) Community College 8-0 in five innings for seventh place.

Brandi Bodin singled up the middle to plate Samantha Cunningham from third base with one out for the game-ending, eight-run differential.

Krause struck out only two and her fielders handled 13 chances without a miscue.

"Obviously, we would have liked to win more games down here, but we lost to good teams that are still going," said Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad.

Ridgewater lost 5-3 to Tompkins Courtland (N.Y.) CC and 6-4 to state rival Itasca College on Thursday.

In Friday's noon game, Ridgewater, which ends up 37-10, scored four runs in the third with the big hits being an RBI double by Bodin and a two-run homer by Krause.

Three more runs scored in the fourth. Sara Beyer hit a sacrifice fly to left field and Krause and Whitley Strei followed with RBI singles.

In the bottom of the fifth, Cunningham doubled and advanced to third on Emily Roelike's single. Bodin then cracked a hit up the middle to plate Cunningham.

The game was delayed by rain for about one hour in the first inning.

Roelike, Bodin and Beyer, who bat 1-2-3 in the order, are the only sophomores on the team.

Ridgewater College 8, Anne Arundel CC 0

Anne Arundel CC 000 00 -- 0 0 4

Ridgewater College 004 31 -- 8 11 0

HITTING - Anne Arundel Community College: no hits ... Ridgewater College: Emily Roelike 1-for-3; Brandi Bodin 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-2, rbi; Andrea Krause 3-for-3, 2b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Whitley Strei 2-for-3, rbi; Bevin Williams 1-for-3; Aimee Johnson 1-for-3; Samantha Cunningham 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Anne Arundel Community College: Brandi Hope (L) 4Zc-11-8-4-1-3 ... Ridgewater College: Andrea Krause (W) 5-0-0-0-0-2