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Krier fuels Cardinal sweep

| April 10, 2010 9:00 PM

SOFTBALL

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Amanda Krier was 6 for 8 with seven RBIs as the North Idaho College Cardinals swept Western Nevada 13-2 and 10-1 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play Friday at Edmonds Field.

North Idaho (25-21, 18-16 SWAC) scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull away from the Wildcats (5-31, 4-26). Juliann Hartnett collected three RBIs on three hits for NIC in the first game.

Briggett Plenger had three RBIs for the Cardinals in the second game.

The teams conclude their series today with another doubleheader.

FIRST GAME

North Idaho 102 118 - 13 21 1

Western Nevada 020 000 - 2 4 1

Game called after 6 innings due to 8-run rule.

Kathy Comack and Renae Kimbell; Jennifer Watkins, Elia Dawson (6) and Kelsie Fahr. W - Comack (7-6). L - Watkins (1-9).

HITS: NIC - Hawley, Maloney, Krier 5, Ross 3, Hartnett 3, Plenger 3, Kimbell 3, Comack, Springer. CSN - Savage, Rampa, Senko, Hall. 2B - Krier 2, Hartnett, Kimbell, Comack, Springer, Senko, Hall.

SECOND GAME

North Idaho 104 32 - 10 11 1

Western Nevada 000 01 - 1 5 2

Game called after 5 innings due to 8-run rule.

Alyssa Erickson and Renae Kimbell; Elisa Dawson and Kelsie Fahr. W - Erickson (12-10). L - Dawson (1-11).

HITS: NIC - Hawley, Maloney 2, Krier, Ross 2, Plenger 2, Kimbell, Springer, Gonzales. CSN - Estrada, Savage 2, Rampa, Hall. 2B - Springer. 3B - Ross 2.

Lewis-Clark State

edges NIC men

CLARKSTON, Wash. - Connor McCracken of Lewis-Clark State and Dillon Williams of North Idaho tied for medalist honors with 1-over-par 72s at Quail Ridge.

Lewis-Clark State's men edged NIC 294-297.

"This is what we can do," NIC coach Randy Boswell said. "We could have gone lower, but we are closing the gap with them."

Alana Norris of L-C State earned medalist honors in the women's match with a 1-over 72.

NIC's women, ranked 13th in the NJCAA, were without No. 1 golfer Ashley Burke, who stayed in Coeur d'Alene on Friday to complete a test.

North Idaho travels to dual Columbia Basin in Richland, Wash., next Saturday.

At Quail Ridge Golf Course

Par 71

6,072 yards

Medalists - Connor McCracken, LCSC, Dillon Williams, NIC, 72.

NORTH IDAHO (297) - Branden Dalton 75, Dillon Williams 72, Ben Johnson 79, Jeremy Jensen 74, Kris Brett 76.

LEWIS-CLARK STATE (294) - Connor McCracken 72, Ben House 76, Chris Jarrett 75, Scott Mooney 74, Kyler Nilsson 73.

INDIVIDUALS - Paul Heiskell 77, Cody Mee 81.

Par 71

5,769 yards

Medalist - Alana Norris, LCSC, 72.

NORTH IDAHO (383) - Emily Thorud 88, Amanda Wemple 104, Kayla Lloyd 90, Kelsey Harden 101.

LEWIS-CLARK STATE (345) - Heather Bruce 84, Alana Norris 82, Sue James 85, Shanna Herman 94, Kelsey Haycock 99.

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