RICHMOND -- Having 10 days off didn't rattle the Ridgewater baseball team Tuesday, as the Warriors blasted seven home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Augsburg JV at Richmond. The Warriors (11-1) haven't played since March 17, the final day of their 10-game spring trip to Port Charlotte, Florida. Ridgewater smacked three homers in the first game, winning 12-1 in five innings. Four balls left the ballpark in second game, which the Warriors won 8-4. Keaton Gustin, a freshman from Holdingford, slugged three of the Warriors' home runs, one in the opener and two in the nighcap.
Daniel Fragodt, a senior forward from Benson, and Taylor Witt, a senior guard from Morris Area, will represent the area in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Boys Basketball Series Friday and Saturday. Fragodt will play for the Maroon team and Witt is on the Green Team. The games will be played Friday at St. Cloud State with the Blue and Gold Teams playing at 7 p.m. and the Maroon and Green following. On Saturday, the game begin at 2:15 p.m. at Concordia University in St. Paul. Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $5 for students.
The Atwater Baseball Association is holding a spring baseball supper from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Atwater Community Center. The free-will donation menu will consist of brats, burgers, hot dogs, beans and chips. The proceeds will go toward summer baseball in Atwater and also improvements to Kingery Field.
The Ridgewater fastpitch team has moved the starting time for a doubleheader against Minnesota-Morris today to 3:30 p.m. in Willmar.
WILLMAR -- After being held to four hits in the first game, the Ridgewater softball team broke out the hitting sticks, pounding 19 safeties to split a season-opening MCCC doubleheader with Central Lakes Monday at the college softball field. The Lady Warriors lost the first game, 9-1 in five innings, but won the second, 13-5. "We're a nice contact hitting team and they fell were people weren't today," Ridgewater coach Todd Thorstad said. Ridgewater will host Minnesota-Morris at 2 p.m.
The Ridgewater Warriors will play a doubleheader today starting at 3 p.m. with the Augsburg JV in Richmond. The Warriors (9-1) had four games in Waterloo, Iowa, canceled this past weekend due to wet fields.
The University of Minnesota took the "interim" title from Matt Bingle and replaced it with "head" coach of the women's track and field team Monday. Bingle, who was hired as a Gopher assistant in 2003, took the interim job after long-time head coach Gary Wilson stepped down. Bingle led the Gophers to the 2006 Big Ten Outdoor title and the 2007 Big Ten Indoor crown. He was named 2007 Big Ten and Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
St. John's Invite Late results Saturday Boys results Team scoring (1) Sauk Centre 105.5 (2) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector 89 (3) St. Cloud Cathedral 83.5 (4) tie, Morris 59; Paynesville 59 (6) Albany 50.5 (7) Minnewaska 42.5 Area top 5 Hurdles 55: (3) Devon DeMarais, Min, 8.4 Sprints 55: (2) Deron Buboltz, BBLH, 6.8 (3) Brett Holwerda, BBLH, 6.9 (4) tie, Alex Svejkovsky, Pay, 7.0; Curt Forester, Pay, 7.0 ... 200: (2) Deron Buboltz, BBLH, 24.5 (3) Brett Holwerda, BBLH, 24.7 ... 400: (1) Brett Holwerda, BBLH, 53.8 (5) Nate Lund, Mor, 55.1 Runs 800: (3) Justin Lund, Mor, 2:11.6 ...
College Baseball JUNIOR COLLEGE Ridgewater vs. Augsburg JV (2) at Richmond, 3 p.m. Track and Field NON-CONFERENCE St. John's Invite (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, Renville County West), 3 p.m.
College Softball Central Lakes 9, Ridgewater 1 Ridgewater 13, Central Lakes 5