VCC’s Roden player of week

The Vermilion Ironwomen’s season came to an end over the weekend, but one of its top players was lauded by the Minnesota Community Athletic Conference.
Centerfielder Riley Roden was named MCAC North Division Player of the Week for her efforts.
The freshman from Monticello, who was one of the state’s top hitters all sesason long, went a sizzling 12-for-22 for the week with a .545 batting average.
Roden’s tear included two home runs, four doubles, 10 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. She added three stolen bases for good measure.
To top it off, Roden had a pair of victories in the pitcher’s circle as VCC closed out its season with a record of 7-13 in the division, and 7-16 overall.
Roden got the pitching victory May 5 in Ely, as Vermilion downed Hibbing 8-7 in the opening game of a division twinbill, which turned out to be the team’s only home outing of the season.
At the plate, Roden was three-for-four in that contest with two runs scored and three runs batted in. She scattered seven hits in the pitching circle.
Sydney Otto drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the contest, while Vermilion’s Teah Goulet, Hailey Hurlbut, Nicole Draheim and Julianna Larson all had two hits.
Hibbing prevailed 9-4 in the nightcap, despite another two hits by Roden. Emily Seipke, Draheim and Larson all finished with two hits.
Hibbing swept VCC 15-0 and 13-12 on Saturday. In the second game, Roden homered and had three runs batted in, while Claire Huttle was three-for-four with two runs scored. Otto also ripped three hits for the Ironwomen.
Sunday’s season finale at Northland was rained out.