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March 18, 2009

2009 Season - Sheldon Ritzheimer tosses shutout at St. Ambrose to complete double header sweep of Queen Bees

Sophomore Sheldon Ritzheimer (Wesclin HS, Trenton, Ill.) tossed a four hit shutout as Augustana defeated St. Ambrose 4-0 to complete a double header sweep of the Queen Bees on Wednesday, March 18 at Carver Field. Ritzheimer struck out nine and walked just one while scattering four hits. She moved her record to 3-1 on the young season.

The Vikings got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when Chrissy Rosin (Niles West HS, Morton Grove, Ill.) led off with a walk. She moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Christina Trojanowski (Evergreen Park HS, Evergreen Park, Ill.). After a walk by Karlee Quaritsch (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.), Rosin scored on a single by Melissa Nelson (West Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.).

In the second inning Augustana scored two more runs. With one out Jackie Gill (Heyworth HS, Heyworth, Ill.) singled. After a fly ball out, Rosin singled her to second. Trojanowski then singled home Gill with Rosin moving to third base. A single by Quaritsch brought home Rosin.

The fourth run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth when Brittany Snoreck (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) singled to lead things off. Stephanie Sarb (Lisle HS, Lisle, Ill.) singled Snoreck to second. After a sacrifice bunt by Jen Sloboda (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) moved each runner up, Gill drove in Snoreck with a single.

Augustana collected eight hits off a pair of St. Ambrose pitchers with Gill getting two of those eight hits.

The Vikings are now 9-1 overall.