RCC softball team drops two to Minnesota West

Published 7:14 pm Friday, April 5, 2013

WORTHINGTON — The Riverland Community College softball team dropped a pair of games by scores of 5-4 and 15-0 at Minnesota West Friday.

The Blue Devils (2-2 overall, 2-2 MCAC South) tied the opener at four with three runs in the top of the sixth, but they lost the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two out error that allowed the winning run to score.

RCC finished with nine errors on the day, after committing zero errors in its first two games.

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“That was our downfall,” RCC head coach Al Eckmann said.

West 5, RCC 4

RCC pitching: Lexie Schunke (L), 6 2/3 IP, 12 H, 1 BB, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 K

RCC hitting: Amy Reinhardt, 3-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs; Cortney Perrin, 2-for-3, triple, RBI; Hope McAlister, 2-for-4

West 15, RCC 0

RCC pitching: Schunke (L), 3 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 10 R, 2 K; Perrin, 1 IP, 1 H, 4 BB, 5 R, 1 K

RCC hitting: Emily Blanchard, 1-for-2, double