Blue Devil softball team sweeps Minnesota West

Published 7:24 pm 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.

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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