Spartan softball swept by Warriors [UPDATED]Published 10:45am Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated 11:02am Monday, April 29, 2013
WILLMAR — The M State Softball team was able to find a patch of dry land, but the hosting Ridgewater Community College Warriors were not welcoming as they handed the Spartans back-to-back losses in their Thursday double-header.
Ridgewater was able to crack the Spartan pitching code to take a 9-5 win.
M State looked in good shape as Megan Cole belted a grand slam to give them a 4-0 lead. But Ridgewater would respond with a nine-run fifth inning to steal the win.
Game two saw the Warriors dominate from the plate for a 14-2 victory.
Tanis Lura knocked in both runs for the Spartans in the loss.
Christine Moenkedick was saddled with both losses on the mound for the Spartans.
The Spartans will have a flurry of games this weekend in order to make up weather postponed games. Their three-day, six-game road journey begins in Cambridge Friday as they take on Anoka-Ramsey in another double-header match up.