NIACC splits pair with Viterbo

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 first game, NIACC's Kaitlyn Carlson drove in four runs and Courtney Johannes drove in three runs. Also, Morgan Thesing-Ritter, Kaci Sherwood and Johannes all had three hits apiece.

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

Alyssa Laxson (1K, 1BB), Sherwood (3) (2K, 1BB) and Kayla Till. 2B - Sherwood, Laxson 2. Multiple hits - Thesing-Ritter, Johannes, Till. Multiple RBIs - Sherwood 2.





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