AUSTIN, Minn. - The NIACC softball team split a doubleheader with Viterbo University on Thursday at the Westcott Athletic Complex.
NIACC won the first game 13-12 and dropped the second game 9-6.
In the second game, Thesing-Ritter collected two hits and scored two runs. Johannes and Kayla Till both had two hits and Sherwood drove in two runs.
NIACC (1-1) returns to action Feb. 24-25 at the Ellsworth Tournament in Austin, Minn. The Lady Trojans play RCTC at noon and Southeastern at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 and face Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) at 10 a.m. and Southeastern at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Notes: Thesing-Ritter has 87 career hits and 43 career stolen bases, which ranks 8th on school's career list ... Shelby Low has 35 career hits, 6 career doubles and 25 career RBIs.
NIACC 13, Viterbo University 12
Viterbo 401 502 0 - 12
NIACC 160 202 2 - 13
Courtney Johannes (4K, 4BB), Megan Wallace (1K, 1BB), Morgan Thesing-Ritter (1K, 1BB) and Kodi Hillman. 2B - Kaitlyn Carlson (N), Shelby Low (N), Kaci Sherwood (N), Alyssa Laxson (N), Johannes (N). Multiple hits - Thesing-Ritter 3, Johannes 3, Katie Chapman (N) 2, Laxson 2. Multiple RBIs - Carlson 4, Johannes 3, Low 2, Sherwood 2.
Viterbo University 9, NIACC 6
NIACC 401 10 - 6
Viterbo 305 01 - 9