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College baseball: Ridgewater opens the season with a big win

Warriors lash out 13 hits in 11-3 victory over Vermilion Community College on Monday in Florida. Ridgewater has two more games scheduled Tuesday on its season-opening trip.

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AUBURNDALE, Fla. — The Ridgewater baseball team opened the 2022 season with an 11-3 victory over Vermilion Community College on Monday.

The Warriors lashed out 13 hits to beat the school from Ely. Bennett Knapper, a freshman from Yellow Medicine East, went 3-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a triple.

Tyler Traphagen, Brad Bickmann, Seth Resnick and Jaxon Nickels all had two hits for Ridgewater. Bickman, a freshman from Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, doubled and homered, driving in four runs.

Reece Schwirtz, a right-hander from Glencoe-Silver Lake, got the pitching win with six solid innings. He allowed four hits with two runs, zero earned. He struck out 11 and walked two.

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Ridgewater continues its season-opening trip to Florida with games scheduled for Tuesday against Mesabi Range Community College and Erie Community College of New York.

Ridgewater 11,Vermilion 3

Ridgewater    004   320   2-11   13   1
Vermilion        002   000   1-  3    6   0
Hitting - Ridgewater: Tyler Traphagen 2-4 r-2 rbi bb 2b, Brad Bickmann 2-4 r-2 rbi-4 2b hr, Seth Resnick 2-4 r rbi 2b, Bennett Knapper 3-4 r rbi 3b, Nolan Spence 0-3 r-2 bb, Jadrien Keavy 1-3 r bb, Jaxon Nickels 2-4 r-2 rbi-2 3b, Carter Thelen 1-3 sac … Vermilion: Stats not available
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Reece Schwirtz (W) 6-4-2-0-2-11, Jack Howard 1-2-1-1-2-1 … Vermilion: n/a

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