Warriors post perfect record over weekend

WILLMAR -- Ridgewater scored nine-or-more runs in all four of its games to post a perfect record at the MCCC Cross-Over tournament in Willmar Saturday and Sunday.

WILLMAR -- Ridgewater scored nine-or-more runs in all four of its games to post a perfect record at the MCCC Cross-Over tournament in Willmar Saturday and Sunday.

The Warriors opened the home season at Baker Field Saturday with a 10-3 win over Vermilion and an 11-2 win over MSCTC-Fergus Falls. On Sunday, Ridgewater destroyed St. Cloud Technical College 18-3 and edged Fergus 9-7.

The Warriors also averaged 11 hits for the weekend.

"Offensively, we started to play a lot better," said Ridgewater coach Dwight Kotila. "We're just starting to play a little better baseball."

Ridgewater 9, Fergus 7


The teams combined for four home runs with the wind blowing out to left.

Fergus Falls jumped on Ridgewater starter Zach Etter, hitting two solo home runs. But the Warriors responded with five runs in the bottom of the first. Jacolby Anderson hit a two-run homer.

Steve Boldt launched a two-run shot in the fifth. He led the team with two hits, including a double, three runs scored and four RBI.

Etter earned the win, pitching five innings. He struck out four and walked four. Chris Butala threw the last two innings for the save.

Fergus Falls 200 400 1 - 7 8 3

Ridgewater (14-6) 500 220 x - 9 7 0

HITTING - MSCTC-Fergus Falls: Caleb Curry 3-for-4, solo HR, 3 rbi; Mike Grimstad 3-for-4, 2 2b's, solo HR, 2 rbi .... Ridgewater: Steve Boldt 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2b, 2-run HR, 4 rbi; Jacolby Anderson 1-for-3, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Matt Sagedahl 1-for-2; Matt Merten 1-for-3, rbi; Zac McCann 1-for-2; Ryan Young 1-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - MSCTC-Fergus Falls: Bovkoon (L) 5-4-7-7-1-3; Kahl 1-3-2-2-2-0 .... Ridgewater: Zach Etter (W) 5-7-6-6-4-4; Chris Butala (S) 2-1-1-1-1-2


Ridgewater 18, SC Technical College 3

Steve Wetterling smacked a grand slam in the seventh, part of a nine-run frame for the Warriors. Wetterling led the Warriors with three hits, two doubles and six RBI. Zac McCann hit a two-run homer in the sixth and had two hits overall. Drew Thompson, Scott Rambow and Steve Boldt also had two hit each.

Ryan Krause pitched the first six innings for the win. He gave up three runs on eight hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Ridgewater (13-6) 311 103 9 - 18 14 2

SCTC 200 010 0 - 3 8 6

HITTING - Ridgewater: Ryan Young 0-for-2, 2 runs, rbi; Tyler Schmitz 1-for-1, 2 rbi; Zac McCann 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Steve Wetterling 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 2b's, grand slam HR, 6 rbi; Jacolby Anderson 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Travis Fluck 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Drew Thompson 2-for-2; Scott Rambow 2-for-2, rbi; Steve Boldt 2-for-2, 2 rbi .... St. Cloud Technical College: Dan Scholand 1-for-4; Anthony Osland 1-for-4; Joe Barrett 1-for-3, rbi; Justin Butkofski 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Zach Watercott 3-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Ryan Krause (W) 6-8-3-3-1-7; Chris Butala 1-1-0-0-0-2 .... St. Cloud Technical College: Blake Danielson (L) 5-5-6-5-2-2; Adam Hemmesch 1-2-3-3-3-0; Chris Beier 1-7-9-8-2-0

Saturday's Games


Ridgewater 10, Vermilion 3

Zac McCann hit a solo homer in the third inning and was one of six players to have two-or-more hits for the Warriors.

Scott Rambow led the team at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance.

Alex Stein struck out 10 and walked one in six innings for the win.

Vermilion 000 003 0 - 3 6 2

Ridgewater (11-6) 132 211 x - 10 15 2

HITTING - Vermilion: Kayle 2-for-2; Core 2-for-3, rbi .... Ridgewater: Zach Etter 2-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Ryan Young 2-for-3, 2 rbi; Zac McCann 2-for-4, solo HR, 2 rbi; Scott Rambow 3-for-3, 2 rbi; Steve Wetterling 1-for-1; Steve Boldt 2-for-4, 2b; A.J. Hadley 1-for-2, 2b; Matt Sagedahl 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Vermilion: Haken (L) 3-10-6-6-0-0; Patrick 3-5-4-4-3-2 .... Ridgewater: Alex Stein (W) 6-5-3-2-1-10; Adam Nilson 1-1-0-0-0-0


Ridgewater 11, Fergus 2

After a slow start, the Warriors turned up the heat with four runs in the fourth, three in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Eric Dahl led the way with two hits, including a double.

Ethan Vogt went the distance, allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

Ridgewater (12-6) 000 403 4 - 11 9 1

MSCTC 200 000 0 - 2 7 5

HITTING - Ridgewater: Zach Etter 1-for-4, rbi; Tyler Schmitz 1-for-2, 3 rbi; Zac McCann 1-for-4, 2 rbi; Steve Boldt 2-for-3; Eric Dahl 2-for-3, 2b; Travis Fluck 1-for-4, rbi; Matt Sagedahl 1-for-2, 2 rbi .... MSCTC-Fergus Falls: Mike Grimstad 2-for-3, rbi; Kirby Marquardt 1-for-3, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Ethan Vogt (W) 7-7-2-2-0-3 .... MSCTC-Fergus Falls: Casey Kowalski (L) 7-9-11-6-7-10


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