Softball: Ridgewater Warriors close out season with two losses
Minnesota West beats Ridgewater 14-2 and 14-3
WILLMAR — The Ridgewater softball team closed the 2022 season by losing a doubleheader to Minnesota West on Friday.
The Lady Jays beat Ridgewater 14-2 in five innings and 14-3 in six innings in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference games.
Datri Jensen lamented a couple of umpiring calls in the second game, but was excited about getting contributions from two Ridgewater basketball players who had not been on the team all season.
Ashley Prahl and Abby Berskow, both Willmar graduates, both played Friday. Prahl pitched in both games.
“Angie (Weller, the Warriors’ starting pitcher) was so thrilled to get a break,” Jensen said.
Ridgewater finishes the season 3-22. Minnesota West, located in Worthington, is 12-10 and has a doubleheader with St. Cloud Technical & Community College on Saturday.
“We’ve got a good core of this group returning,” Jensen said about next season. “I am working on some recruiting. This was a rebuilding year for me. Next year, I’m hoping to roll these girls over and build on our base.”
Game 1: Minnesota West 14, Ridgewater 2
Minnesota West 011 (11)1-14 9 3
Ridgewater 200 00-2 3 6
Hitting - Minnesota West: Shelby Christensen 3-5 r-2 sb-2, Torrence Clelland 3-4 rbi-2 r-3 … Ridgewater: Angie Weller 1-3 2b r, Brooke Edlund 1-3, Zola Olson 1-3 2b rbi r
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnesota West: Julia Schmoker (W) 5-3-2-2-1-11 … Ridgewater: Weller (L) 4-9-13-7-5-1, Ashley Prahl 1-0-1-0-2-1
Game 2: Minnesota West 14, Ridgewater 3
Minnesota West 003 347-14 17 0
Ridgewater 201 000-3 7 5
Hitting - Minnesota West: Shelby Christensen 3-4 sf 2b r rbi sb-2, Emily Wilke 3-5 2b-2 hr r-3 rbi-4 … Ridgewater: Jessica Headlee 1-3 2b, Angie Weller 1-3, Zola Olson 1-3 r-2, Brooke Edlund 2-3 rbi sb, Hannah Fischer 1-3 rbi, Zoey Salvador 1-3, Abby Berskow 0-0 bb
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Minnesota West: Julia Smoker 2-4-2-2-1-1, Steph Kazemba (W) 4-3-1-1-0-4 … Ridgewater: Ashley Prahl (L) 5.2-16-14-12-3-0, Weller 0.1-1-0-0-0-0