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RCTC softball team wins four straight over weekend

RCTC softball results

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Rochester Community and Technical College won four straight games in softball over the weekend as it swept two doubleheaders on the road.

The Yellowjackets defeated Ridgewater Community College 23-6 and 18-6 on Friday.

Jamee Norlund went 5-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored in the first game against Ridgewater. Payton Fox was 4-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and four runs scored, Kelsey Grunewald had a home runs, double, scored two runs and had two RBIs, Abigail Scanlan was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and DJ Berg was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

In the nightcap against Ridgewater, Norlund hit two doubles, had five RBIs and scored two runs. Journey Smith went 2-for-2 with four runs scored and two RBIs, Fox went 1-for-1 and scored four runs, Scanlan was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored, Grunewald went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and winning pitcher Tarrin Stephans was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

On Saturday, RCTC swept Minnesota State-Fergus Falls, winning 17-7 and 8-0.

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Bella Mehrkens went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, four RBIs and two runs scored in the first game. Lacy Petersen went 3-for-4, Smith was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and three RBIs, Fox hit two doubles and drove in two runs, Scanlan had two hits, scored twice and had an RBI and Grunewald was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

In the second game, Mehrkens tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the win and she struck out eight. And at the plate, she went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.

"Bella Mehrkens's no-hitter to close the four-game series was icing on the cake," RCTC coach Jaimi Stejskal said. "Bella's home run versus Fergus Falls was a shot to left, against the wind, landing a good 50 feet beyond the fence."

Stephans went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the final game, Kayla Nelsen and Zoe Scrabeck were both 2-for-3 with an RBI while Grunewald was 2-for-3 and scored two runs.

"We rebounded after a tough weekend last weekend," Stejskal said. "The success this weekend was a full team effort. We came together as a team, played with energy and confidence, and had a fun weekend on the road."

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