College softball: Ridgewater earns another day in Region XIII – West Central Tribune

BRAINERD — The Ridgewater softball team won the first day of the Region XIII tournament 1-1 on Thursday and head coach Callie Danielson couldn’t be much happier.

“It was great to get a playoff win,” Danielson said. “The girls were determined and represented Ridgewater well.”

Ridgewater lost to host Central Lakes College 8-0 in five innings, then defeated Minnesota North-Mesabi Range 4-0 in the consolation round.

Ridgewater (9-13) will play CLC (25-13) in an elimination game Friday at 1 p.m. in Brainerd. The winner will play North Dakota State College of Science-Wahpeton for the region title after the Ridgewater/CLC game. The Ridgewater/CLC winner must beat NDSCS twice to advance.

In Game 1, CLC had 11 hits and scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth, initiating the eight-run rule.

“Central Lakes is a strong team and they had some extra base hits at the right time,” Danielson said.

In the second game, Ridgewater’s Jasmine Knick threw a three-hitter and recorded her first shutout against Mesabi Range (10-10). The sophomore from Glencoe-Silver Lake struck out six without walking.

“Jasmine Knick did a phenomenal job in both games,” Danielson said. “It was fun to see her get her first shutout in Game 2, giving up only three hits. Our defense also did very well behind her.”

Ridgewater 4, MN-Mesabi Range 0

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Hitting – MN-Mesabi Range: Jpjamma Westby 2-3 2b, Jane Potts 1-3, Elizabeth Hey 0-2 sac … Ridgewater: Shakira Olson 2-3 r rbi, Jasmine Knick 0-2 bb, Alli Malmgren 2-3 r rbi, Maddisen Bellanger 1-3 r, Marlee Musty 3-3 rbi-2, Hailey Graham 1-2 r

Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – MN-Mesabi Range: Hailey Greenley (L) 6-9-4-3-1-3 … Ridgewater: Knick (W) 7-3-0-0-0 -6

Central Lakes 8, Ridgewater 0

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Hitting – Ridgewater: Shakira Olson 1-3, Alli Malmgren 0-1 bb-2, Maddisen Bellanger 1-3, Ella Filk 1-3, Marlee Musty 1-1 bb, Hailey Graham 1-1 hbp … CLC: Olivia Holmgren 1 -2 r-2 bb 2b sb, Emma Tautges 3-3 r-2 2b, Isabelle Pennertz 1-2 r rbi-3 sf, Emma Simon 3-3 r-3 rbi 2b-2, Morgan Majerus 3-3 rbi- 3 2b-2, Molly Leners 0-2 rbi

Pitching (ip-hr-er-bb-so) – Ridgewater: Jasmine Knick (L) 4-11-8-7-1-2 … CLC: Tautges (W) 5-5-0-0-3-8

Tom Elliott

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