Blue Devils drop two softball games at home

Published 10:12 pm Friday, April 8, 2011

Riverland shortstop Cassie Masburg covers second on a stolen base attempt by Minnesota West's Sam Lynn Friday at RCC. - Eric Johnson/

The Riverland softball team dropped two games to Minnesota West at home Friday.

The Blue Devils (2-4 overall, 2-4 MCAC South) dropped the first game 5-4 and fell to 3-2 in the nightcap.

Riverland catcher Morgan Roemhildt looks elsewhere for a play after Minnesota West's Kat Kazemba scored in the second inning Friday at RCC. - Eric Johnson/

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RCC led the first game early, but Minnesota West scored four runs in the third off of two RCC errors and a defensive miscue where they didn’t throw a runner out on a line drive to end the inning.

In the second game, the Blue Devils had a hit batter, a walk and an error lead to two West runs that put RCC in a 2-1 hole in the fifth.

RCC loaded the bases with no outs in its half of the fifth but it didn’t score a run as a runner was thrown out at the plate on a passed ball.

“We just didn’t get the job done with the bases loaded,” RCC head coach Dan Swift said.

The Blue Devils committed seven errors on the day.