College softball: Ridgewater wins two of three
ROSEMOUNT — It was feast or famine for the Ridgewater College softball team Friday at the Irish Sports Dome.
The Warriors pounded out a combined 26 hits in 13-5 and 14-0 wins over Minnesota West and Fond du Lac, respectively, but were held to just two hits in a 2-0 loss to Rainy River.
It was the first game action for Ridgewater since the Warriors went 3-3 during their annual Florida trip March 9-11.
The Warriors are now 5-4 overall and are scheduled to host St. Cloud Technical next Friday in a MCAC South doubleheader.
Minn. West 5
Ridgewater batted 16 in the third inning and got nine hits to produce 12 runs. Brooke Carlson and Brenna Holwerda each had two hits — a single and home run with Carlson’s homer a grand slam — in the frame.
Also getting two hits in the game for Ridgewater were Jessica Kalenberg and Brielle Hauge. Jenna Kincade and Dani Emkes added a double and two RBI each to back Kalenberg’s complete-game win that featured nine strikeouts.
MN West 013 10 — 5 6 2
Ridgewater 10(12) 0x — 13 12 1
HITTING – Minnesota West: A. Hall 2-for-3, solo HR, rbi, C. Kazembe 2-for-3, 2b, rbi … Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 1-for-3; Jessica Kalenberg 2-for-3; Brielle Hauge 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Brooke Carlson 2-for-3, grand slam, 5 rbi; Datriana Jensen 1-for-2; Jenna Kincade 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi; Brenna Holwerda 2-for-3, solo HR, 2 rbi; Dani Emkes 1-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Minnesota West: Kazembe (L) 4-12-13-10-2-4 … Ridgewater: Kalenberg (W) 5-6-5-4-5-9
Rainy River 2,
Singles in the fourth inning from Kalenberg and in the fifth from Kincade were the only two hits Ridgewater could create. Alicia Koenen reached base on an error in the third, but no one could advance past second base.
Rainy River 000 010 1 — 2 5 1
Ridgewater 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
HITTING – Rainy River: Marina Johnson 2-for-3; Courtney Brenhem 1-for-3, 2b, rbi … Ridgewater: Jenna Kincade 1-for-2; Jessica Kalenberg 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Rainy River: Dashaja Dibil (W) 7-2-0-0-0-10 … Ridgewater: Brittany Nissen (L) 7-5-2-1-0-5
Fond du Lac 0
Ridgewater scored in each inning except the second en route to manufacturing 14 hits. An eight-run fifth put the finishing touches on the rout.
Kincade highlighted the fifth by doubling twice to knock in three runs as Ridgewater sent up 12 batters to the plate in the frame.
Brittany Nissen added two doubles and a single, and Carlson supplied a double and two singles as Koenen held the Thunder to just two hits while striking out six.
Ridgewater 301 28 — 14 14 1
Fond du Lac 000 00 — 0 2 2
HITTING – Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 1-for-4; Jessica Kalenberg 2-for-4, rbi; Brielle Hauge 1-for-3, rbi; Brooke Carlson 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Datriana Jensen 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Brittany Nissen 3-for-3, 2 2b’s, rbi; Jenna Kincade 2-for-4, 2 2b’s, 4 rbi; Brenna Holwerda 1-for-3, rbi … Fond du Lac: M. Nelson 1-for-3; S. Paulson 1-for-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Ridgewater: Alicia Koenen (W) 5-2-0-0-2-6 … Fond du Lac: D. Rudd (L) 1-3-3-3-2-1, B. Mullen 4-11-11-9-0-2