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Yellowjackets finish fifth at national tourney

JOLIET, Ill. -- The Rochester Community and Technical College women's fastpitch softball team finished its season on a winning note Saturday in the fifth place game of the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament.

Rochester defeated Delta College, Mich., 5-1 and claimed its highest finish ever at the NJCAA national tournament. RCTC finished sixth in 1999.

"That was one of our goals, to finish higher than ever before," said RCTC coach Jean Musgjerd. "It was very cold and wet throughout the tournament, but it was still a memorable experience for all of our players."

Rochester pitcher Jill Cahoon tossed a five-hitter against Delta College. The sophomore right-hander from Owatonna had three strikeouts and no walks. Lindsay Halvorson, a sophomore shortstop from Houston, went 2-for-4.

Rochester went 1-2 on Friday. The Yellowjackets ended with a 25-18 record.

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Rochester pitcher Jill Cahoon tossed a five-hitter against Delta College. The sophomore right-hander from Owatonna had three strikeouts and no walks. Lindsay Halvorson, a sophomore shortstop from Houston, went 2-for-4.

"We had our chances; we just needed to hit and weren't able to get that done," she added. "We really had nothing to be ashamed of; the two teams that we lost to finished first and second."

Brookdale Community College, N.J., defeated Hudson C.C., N.Y., in the finals. Brookdale pitchers allowed only three runs in five tournament games.

SATURDAY

NJCAA Fifth place game

Rochester 030 020 0 -- 5 5 2

; Delta College 100 000 0 -- 1 5 3

; Cahoon and LaDue; Bewlander and Rondo.

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2B -- ROC, Halvorson, Berg; DC, Rondo.

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