RCTC continues its winning ways

Post-Bulletin staff

The Rochester Community and Technical College softball team improved to 14-1 with a doubleheader sweep of St. Cloud Tech on Friday.

The host Yellowjackets won 16-0 and 9-1 in a pair of five-inning games. RCTC, now 6-0 in the Southern Division of the MACA, is ranked second in the nation among Division III teams.

Wendi Irlbeck pitched a two-hit shutout in the opener, and she had plenty of offensive support.

Caitlin Donahoe, Andria Rogers and Amy Fordham were all 3-for-4 at the plate. Donahoe drove in four runs, and Rogers drove in three. Fordham scored three runs and stole two stolen bases. Kelly Shaner was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.


Alyssa Mackey was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a triple in the nightcap. Shaner was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored, and Fordham went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a triple.

RCTC will host Minnesota State-Fergus Falls next Friday at 3 p.m.

RCTC 16, St. Cloud Tech 0

First game

St. Cloud Tech 000 00 — 0 2 3

RCTC 417 4x — 16 11 0

WP: Wendi Irlbeck 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 K, 1 BB. LP: Cayla Craig 4 IP.

RCTC 9, St. Cloud Tech 1


Second game

St. Cloud Tech 000 10 — 1 4 1

RCTC 102 51 — 9 10 0

WP: Caitlin Donahoe 3 IP, DeAnna Mock 2 IP. LP: Kendra Plantenberg 4 2/3 IP.

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