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
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.
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