College softball: Ridgewater gets swept by Rochester

College softball report for Friday, April 22, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Warriors fall 23-6 and 19-6 to Yellowjackets in an MCAC doubleheader in Willmar.

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WILLMAR — The Ridgewater College softball team dropped a doubleheader to Rochester Technical & Community College on cold, wet Friday.

The Warriors lost 23-6 and 19-6. Both games ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule.

“We hit the ball really well,” Ridgewater head coach Datri Jensen said. “We struggle in the circle a little bit. We don’t have a lot of true pitching. But when we’re pitching, we made too many errors.

“We’ve got to eliminate those errors in the first game. We minimized them in the second game.”

Ridgewater had seven errors in the first game and three in the second.


In the first game, Zola Olson went 2-for-2 with two triples, three RBI and two runs for the Warriors. She’s a freshman from Montevideo. Hallie Redding was 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base. She’s a freshman from Barnesville.

In the second game, Redding went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Angie Weller was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Weller is a freshman from New York Mills.

Ridgewater is host to Riverland beginning at noon Saturday for a doubleheader. The teams play twice more beginning at noon Sunday in Willmar.

Game 1:

Rochester 23, Ridgewater 6

Rochester    084   74-23   16   1
Ridgewater      300   30-6   6   7
Hitting - Rochester: Payton Fox 4-5 rbi-4, Jamee Norlund 4-5 3b rbi-3 r-4 sb-2 … Ridgewater: Hallie Reading 2-3 r sb, Hannah Fischer 1-3 r-2, Zola Olson 2-2 3b-2 rbi-3 r-2, Brooke Edlund 1-1 rbi bb r, Jessica Headlee 0-1 bb sb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rochester: Bella Mehrkens (W) 5-6-6-2-2-7 … Ridgewater: Angie Weller (L) 3.1-12-12-12-2-1, Olson 0.1-3-5-4-1-0, Fischer 1.2-1-6-4-1-0

Game 2:

Rochester 19, Ridgewater 6

Rochester       235   27-19  10    3
Ridgewater      302   01-6   7   3
Hitting - Rochester: Journey Smith 2-4 bb r-4, Payton Fox 0-2 bb-3 r-4… Ridgewater: Angie Weller 2-4 2b r, Hallie Redding 2-2 2b bb r rbi, Hannah Fischer 1-3 r rbi, Zola Olson 0-2 bb r, Brooke Edlund 0-2 bb r, Tayler Schmidt 1-3 2b rbi, Jessica Headlee 1-3 sb rbi-2, Karissa Nissen 0-2 bbPitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Rochester: Tarrin Sephans (W) 5-7-6-6-4-4 … Ridgewater: Fischer (L) 3-6-10-4-3-0, Headlee 2-4-9-9-7-1

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