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College Softball: Warriors end Florida trip with wild win

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- The Ridgewater College softball team ended its annual Florida trip in victorious fashion on Tuesday. After giving up a seven-run inning to MCAC rival Itasca in the second of two games on Tuesday, the Warriors rallied for an 11...

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Ridgewater College softball team ended its annual Florida trip in victorious fashion on Tuesday.

After giving up a seven-run inning to MCAC rival Itasca in the second of two games on Tuesday, the Warriors rallied for an 11-10 walk-off win.

The Warriors started the day off on a sour note as they were held to two singles in a 5-0 loss to unbeaten Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.).

The Warriors (2-4) won’t return to the field until next Friday when they will play three games at the Irish Dome in Rosemount starting at 7:15 a.m.

Parkland 5, Ridgewater 0

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Katelyn Durbin didn’t walk a batter, struck out five and surrendered just five hits in a complete-game performance but Ridgewater couldn’t produce any offense.

The Warriors were no-hit for the first four innings before getting singles from Kaitlynn Kienholz and Jacie Selseth in the fifth and sixth.

Ridgewater (1-4)              000 000 0 - 0 2 2

Parkland (6-0)    000 203 x - 5 5 2

HITTING – Ridgewater: Jacie Selseth 1-3, Kaitlynn Kienholz 1-2 … Parkland: MaKayla Walsh 2-3 2b-2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Katelyn Durbin (L) 6-5-5-3-0-5 … Parkland: Erin Walker 3-0-0-0-0-5, Jaclyn Thompson (W) 4-2-0-0-0-4

Ridgewater 11, Itasca 10

The Warriors hammered out 17 hits with Kendra Spindler, McKayla Lobitz and Jennifer Sommers collecting three hits apiece.

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Itasca plated seven runs in the second inning to take what seemed to be a comfortable 7-1 lead. But Ridgewater roared back and scored in each of the final four innings.

A four-run fifth got the Warriors within one before Itasca scored twice in the sixth to grab a 10-7 lead. The Warriors then scored twice in the sixth and seventh to end their road trip 2-4.

Courtney Olson, one of four Warriors to get two hits in the game, ended the game with a bases-loaded single to right-center that brought in Spindler. Kenzie Peterson tied the game at 10 just moments earlier by scoring from third on a Lobitz single.

Jacie Selseth, Sydney Knudsen and Jordin Delzer also had two hits for Ridgewater.

Itasca    070 012 0 - 10 14 2

Ridgewater (2-4)              100 242 2 - 11 17 2

HITTING – Itasca: Kristin Monkman 3-4 solo hr rbi-3, Chellsa Trombly 3-4 rbi  … Ridgewater: Kendra Spindler 3-5, McKayla Lobitz 3-5 rbi, Jacie Selseth 2-3 rbi, Courtney Olson 2-5 2b rbi-3, Sydney Knudsen 2-4 rbi-2, Jordin Delzer 2-3, Jennifer Sommers 3-4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Itasca: Lindsey Bennett (L) 6.1-17-11-8-3-1 … Ridgewater: Sommers 1.1-8-9-6-0-1, Durbin 1.2-2-0-0-1-0, Spindler 4-4-3-3-1-1

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