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College softball: Big innings doom Ridgewater

Warriors fall twice at Rochester, 13-5 and 15-6

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ROCHESTER— The Ridgewater College softball team dropped a doubleheader to Rochester Technical & Community College on Saturday.

The Warriors fell 13-5 and 15-6.

Big innings doomed Ridgewater. In the first game, Ridgewater led 5-2 going into the bottom of the sixth when the Yellowjackets scored 11 runs. In the second game, the Warriors built a 6-2 early lead before Rochester scored 10 runs in the fourth.

Both games were played at the Rochester Regional Sports Center’s dome field.

“Right now, we’re just waiting to get a full, healthy team,” said Ridgewater coach Datriana Jensen, whose team fell to 0-5. “We had a couple girls gone. That hurt us.”

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In the first game, Angie Weller hit her first career home run and drove in two for the Warriors. She is a freshman from New York Mills. Tayler Schmidt, a freshman from Paynesville, was 2-for-3 with a double and a run.

In the second game, Zola Olson hit an inside-the-park home run for Ridgewater. She’s a freshman from Montevideo.

Errors hurt the Warriors as well. Ridgewater made six errors in each game.

Ridgewater (0-5) plays a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Game 2:

Rochester 15, Ridgewater 6

Ridgewater    312   0     0 -6    7   6
Rochester      011   (10)3-15   14   1
Hitting - Ridgewater: Hannah Fischer 0-2 r rbi bb, Angie Weller 1-2 r-2 bb 2b sb, Brooke Edlund 2-3 r rbi, Zoey Olson 1-2 r rbi-2 hr, Tayler Schmidt 1-2 rbi, Jessica Headlee 1-2 r sb, Calissa Weispfennig 1-2… Rochester: Stats not available.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Weller (L) 5-14-15-11-2-4 … Rochester: Mehrkens 2-4-4-4-1-3, Tarrin Stephans (W) 3-3-2-2-1-4

Game 1:

Rochester 13, Ridgewater 5

Ridgewater    003   00     2-  5    8   6
Rochester      200   00(11)-13   11   1Hitting - Ridgewater: Zola Olson 1-3 r, Hannah Fischer 1-3 rbi 2b, Hallie Redding 0-3 r, Angie Weller 1-3 r rbi-2 hr, Brooke Edlund 1-2 bb, Tayler Schmidt 2-3 r 2b, Jessica Headlee 1-3 r, Zoey Salvador 1-3 rbi-2 2b … Rochester: Stats not available.
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Ridgewater: Weller (L) 5.1-10-9-3-3-3, Olson 1-1-4-4-4-0 … Rochester: Isabelle Hahn 3-6-3-3-1-3, Bella Mehrkens (W) 3-2-2-0-5

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