Softball: Sundberg pitches a shutout as Blue Devils settle for a split

Published 9:30 pm Friday, April 6, 2012

WORTHINGTON, MINN. — Austin grad Sara Sundberg pitched a shutout in the first game of a doubleheader as the Blue Devils beat Minnesota West 7-0, but lost the nightcap 10-9.

Sundberg struck out seven and allowed just one hit and five walks in her second mound win of the year for the Blue Devils (2-14 overall, 2-4 MCAC South).

RCC trailed the second game 8-3 before rallying to a 9-8 lead. Minnesota West took the lead in the bottom of the seventh with a bloop single that scored two runs and the game ended when RCC’s Haley Underwood lined out with the tying run on third in the top of the seventh.

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Underwood, an Austin senior, finished four-for-six with a triple and an RBI in the double header and Southland grad Kim Craig was four-for-six with a double and three RBIs on the day.

RCC 7, MW 0

RCC pitching: Sara Sundberg (W), 7 IP, 1 H, 5 BB, 0 R, 7 K

RCC hitting: Haley Underwood, 2-for-4, triple; Whitney Bamrick, 2-for-3, triple; Bridget Bergstrom, 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs; Kim Craig, 2-for-3, 3 RBIs; Sundberg, 1-for-4; Courtney Schnaith, 1-for-2

MW 10, RCC 9

RCC hitting: Underwood, 2-for-4, RBI; Bamrick, RBI; Sundberg, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs; Robin Arjes, 1-for-4; Morgan Herda, 2-for-4, double, RBI; Bergstrom, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs; Schnaith, 2-for-4, double; Craig, 2-for-3, double