The Ridgewater College Warriors (30-8) meet Gloucester County (N.J.) College (39-11) in a rematch of the 2005 NJCAA Division III baseball championship game at 11 a.m. (CDT) today at Glens Falls, N.Y. Gloucester beat Ridgewater twice in last year's six-day tournament at which the Warriors won their four other games. The Warriors are appearing in their fourth World Series since 2002.
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater became the highest-finishing Minnesota junior college softball team in the NJCAA Division III tournament with a true fourth-place finish after posting a 1-1 record on the second day of the national tournament Friday. The Lady Warriors beat MCCC rival Central Lakes 5-1 in the morning consolation bracket game, but then lost to Anne Arundel (Md.) 8-0 to end their tournament run. "We'd like to keep winning, but we improved on last year.
BENSON -- Andrea Brown and Allie Sweep had two doubles apiece and Callie Nelsen struck out eight in four innings of work as Willmar beat Benson/Hancock 8-1 Friday in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The Cardinals (14-3) plated all of their runs in the first three innings of the non-conference game to stake Nelsen to a comfortable 8-1 lead. Laura Nielsen singled up the middle to bring in Randiann Sather with the game's first run before Sweep doubled off the fence in left field to knock in Nielsen.
NEW LONDON -- Litchfield's Cameron Fenrich shot a 71 to win the New London-Spicer Invitational at Little Crow Country Club Friday. Fenrich beat his nearest competitor, Kyle Bahe of Annandale, by four strokes. Albany won the team title with a 317, followed by Sauk Rapids and Annandale at 318. Minnewaska was the lowest area team, posting a 322.
Results Friday West Central South Game One ACGC 9, BOLD 8 The Falcons took a 9-1 lead by the start of the fifth inning, but the Warriors scored seven runs in the last three frames in a comeback attempt. Justin Schroeder had two hits, including a triple, to lead ACGC. Josh Cunningham and Adam Schmeling also had two hits each. Stephen Engelmann led BOLD with two doubles in his three hits.
Prep Baseball ACGC 9, BOLD 8 BOLD 14, ACGC 9 HLWW 3, Litchfield 0 BBE 5, Sauk Centre 0 TMB 8, KMS 6 YME 5, MACCRAY 3 Morris 7, Benson 2 College Softball Ridgewater 5, Central Lakes 1 Anne Arundel 8, Ridgewater 0 Prep Softball Willmar 8, Benson/Han.
Saturday Prep Baseball CAMDEN Central Minnesota Christisn at Dawson-Boyd, 5 p.m. SOUTHWEST Windom at Redwood Valley, 5 p.m. NON-CONFERENCE Delano Wood Bat Tournament (Litchifeld), day 2 of 2, 10 a.m College Baseball NJCAA DIVISION III At Glens Falls, N.Y. Herkimer County (N.Y.) vs. Montgomery College (Md.), 9 .m. Ridgewater vs. Gloucester (N.J.), noon Joliet (Ill.) vs. Eastfield (Texas), 3 p.m. Syffolk County (N.J.) vs.
Result Friday Non-League Milroy 4, Granite Falls 0 Craig Listul doubled in the seventh inning for Granite Falls, which got only three other hits, singles from Mike Arneson, Mike Hinde and Chad Listul. Nathan Deutz capped the scoring for Milroy with a solo home run in the ninth. Arneson pitched well, but got little run support. He worked 71/3 innings and gave up six hits and three runs (one earned). He walked three and struck out seven. Milroy (3-1)........100 000 021 - 4 7 0 Gr.
Results Thursday West Central South Boys results Team scoring (1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 171 (2) Montevideo 158.5 (3) Yellow Medicine East 124 (4) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 88 (5) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 65.5 (6) Morris Area 44 (7) Buffalo Lake-Hector/BOLD 40 Individual leaders Hurdles 110 highs: (1) Joey Fragodt, BKMS, 15.44 (2) Daniel Fragodt, BKMS, 15.46 (3) Brady VanderVelde, LQPVDB, 15.78 (4) Nick Spaeth, Mtv, 15.8 (5) Ryne Bergstrom, ACGC, 16.08 (6) Bobby Balfany, YME, 16.61 (7) Jameson Seigert, LQPV, 17.18 (8) Justin Hanson, ACGC, 17.28 ...
WILLMAR -- Kelly Jepma fired an 84 to lead Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg to victory at the Sub-section 3A-12 girls golf meet on Friday at the Eagle Creek Golf Club. Benson/KMS advances to the Section 3A meet, which begins at 9 a.m. next Friday at the Marshall Golf Club.