Austin's Marie Clennon pitches in the first game of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland. -- Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com
Austin's Marie Clennon pitches in the first game of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland. -- Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Blue Devil softball team splits with Fergus Falls

Published 8:01pm Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Riverland Community College softball team had plenty of offense in a doubleheader against Fergus Falls, but it had to settle for a split in its home opener in Riverland Wednesday.

The Blue Devils (5-3 overall, 5-3 MCAC South) tallied 25 hits in the two games as they won the opener 14-8 and dropped the nightcap 9-5.

Riverland's Megan Beckius is met by teammates at home after her homerun in the first game of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland.
Riverland’s Megan Beckius is met by teammates at home after her homerun in the first game of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland.

“We’ve been hitting the ball really well and it’s been a big part of our game lately,” RCC head coach Al Eckmann said.

Megan Beckius, a freshman catcher from Hanska, Minn., went 6-for-9 with a homer, two doubles and five RBIs on the day.

“I wish we would’ve played a little with more enthusiasm in the second game, but I have to remember we have all freshman on the team,” Eckmann said.

The Blue Devils trailed 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning of the nightcap when Cortney Perrin just missed a three-run homer as she hit a deep fly ball that was caught at the left field fence.

FF 3 1 0 2 1 0 2 — 9 10 3

RCC 1 2 0 0 0 2 X — 5 12 5

RCC pitching: Marie Clennon (L), 7 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 9 R, 2 K

RCC hitting: Amy Reinhardt, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Cortney Perrin, 1-for-3, R, SB, BB; Emily Blanchard, 0-for-4; Clennon, 2-for-4, RBI; Megan Beckius, 2-for-4, 2 doubles; Brooke Yunker, 1-for-3, double, 2 R; Hope McAlister, 0-for-3; Ashley Sanderson, 2-for-2, double, RBI

Riverland's Hope McAlister swings on a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland.
Riverland’s Hope McAlister swings on a pitch in game one of a doubleheader against Fergus Falls Wednesday afternoon at Riverland.

RCC 14, FF 8

RCC pitching: Clennon (W), 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 6 BB, 6 R, 1 K; Clennon, 4 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 R, 9 K

RCC hitting: Reinhardt, 1-for-3, BB, SB; Perrin, 3-for-5, double, RBI; Blanchard, 3-for-4, BB; Beckius, 4-for-5, HR, 5 RBIs; Yunker, 4-for-5, RBI; McAlister, 3-for-5, 3 RBIs


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