May 2, 2011

Raiders still in the race

Trisha Wippler went 3-for-7 with a double and home run as the Central Lakes College softball team continued its late-season push toward the MCAC state tournament with a sweep of the Itasca Vikings in Northern Division play Friday. “Incredible defensive plays by both teams,” Raiders coach Greg Medeck said. “It was nice getting a couple of wins against a good team.” Trisha went 2-4 with a home run during a 7-5 Game One extra-inning victory while Lindsey Fryer finished 3-4, and Dani Thiesse went 2-5 with a double. Trisha collected her second double during a 5-3 Game Two win with Alicia Johnson finishing 3-4 with a double. The Raiders trailed in each game, overcoming the Vikings in extra innings in the opening contest before totaling four runs in the sixth and seventh innings of Game Two to complete the sweep.