PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Thursday was another all around good day for the Ridgewater baseball team, winning twice convincingly over Sussex (N.J.) Community College 13-6 and 12-2 in six innings to improve to 7-0. The Warriors pounded out 28 hits and allowed just eight runs in 13 innings. "We're being a lot more aggressive at the plate and having good swings early in the count," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila. "They're getting more comfortable at the plate." On the mound, the Warriors struck out 12 batters while issuing six walks. "We're throwing everybody out there," Kotila added.
Girls Basketball STATE TOURNAMENT Semifinals Today At Target Center, Minneapolis Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (27-4) vs. Fulda (28-3), noon Ada-Borup (29-1) vs. Hancock (25-3), 2 p.m. Boys Basketball SECTION 5AA Championship New London-Spicer vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at St. Cloud State, 6:30 p.m. SECTION 8AAA Championship at Alexandria Willmar vs. Rocori, 7 p.m. College Baseball At Port Charlotte, Fla. Ridgewater vs. Bowdoin College JV (Mass.), 1:30 p.m. Ridgewater vs. North Central College JV (Ill.), 4 p.m.
Boys Basketball Section 3AA Luverne 60, Benson 50 College Baseball Ridgewater 13, Sussex (N.J.) 6 Ridgewater 12, Sussex (N.J.) 2, 6 innings
The Cornbelt Amateur Baseball League will hold a meeting at 7:45 p.m. today at the American Legion in Willmar. All managers are urged to attend.
New London-Spicer will be taking a fan bus to the Section 5AA boys basketball championship against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Friday night in St. Cloud. Game time is 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. The bus will load at the high school gym doors at 4:30 p.m. Limited game tickets are available at the student center. For more information or to sign up, call the New London-Spicer High School office at 320-354-2252, ext. 2600.
Kjersten Karlsgodt, a senior at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, has been named the Section 5A Academics, Arts and Athletics Award winner. Karlsgodt has earned six letters in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She also has a 4.291 grade-point-average based on a 4.0 grading system and is a member of the National Honor Society, student council and student government among many others academic activities. She is also in choir, drama and several communities activives.
Girls Basketball State Class A Tournament Hancock 58, Chisholm 34
Boys Basketball SECTION 5AA New London-Spicer vs. Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at Southwest Minnesota State, Marshall, 8 p.m. College Baseball Ridgewater vs. Sussex, N.J., (2) at Port Charlotte, Fla., 10:30 a.m.
HOWARD LAKE -- New London-Spicer will defend its Section 5AA championship after tipping Paynesville, 65-60, in the 5AA-South title game Tuesday at Howard Lake-Waverly High School. The No. 3-seed Wildcats (20-6) will face North champ Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Cloud State University. A game of streaks ended with NLS freshman Erik Tengwall sinking two free throws for the final margin.
Due to the University of Minnesota women's basketball team's NIT game today, the two state Class A girls basketball games will be moved to the Sports Pavilion, also located in the Williams Arena complex. Section 5A champion Hancock will still face Chisholm at 8 p.m. The Ada-Borup vs. Springfield game will begin at 6 p.m. The Gophers host Illinois-Chicago at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena.