Blue Devil softball team sweeps Minnesota West

Published 7:24pm Monday, April 21, 2014

The Riverland Community College softball team used a pair of solid pitching performances to sweep Minnesota West (5-20 overall, 2-12 MCAC South) by scores of 9-0 and 3-0 in its home opener in Riverland Monday.

Brooke Erickson pitched a seven inning, two-hit shutout in the second game and Lexie Schunke pitched a five inning, three-hit shutout in the opener.

The Blue Devils (12-6 overall, 8-4 MCAC South) are in the thick of the MCAC Southern Division playoff race as the Blue Devils, Rochester, St. Cloud and Ridgewater are all fighting for three postseason spots.

RCC 9, West 0

RCC pitching: Lexie Schunke (W), 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 9 K

RCC hitting: Schunke, 1-for-2; Samantha LeMay, 2-for-3, double; Brooke Erickson, 2-for-3, double; Laura Siegrfeid, 2-for-3

RCC 3, West 0

RCC pitching: Brooke Erickson (W), 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 5 K

RCC hitting: Schunke, 2-for-4, double; Rebecca Koop, 1-for-4, double

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