ALTA - The Ridge View softball girls continued to struggle in a 6-2 loss to Alta here on Tuesday. Taking the loss on the mound for the Raptors was Jaime Christensen, who pitched six innings and gave up four hits and had no walks or strikeouts. Ridge View's lone hit came from Emily Schiernbeck.
"The kids put the ball into play but it was right at them," said the Raptors coach Scott Phelps, " and they made some good plays all night. We had a couple of errors that hurt and gave them five unearned runs, and we can't continue to do that if we want to have a chance to win some games."
The Raptors lost another close game on Wednesday at Galva, as they were defeated by Woodbury Central, 3-2, in Western Valley Conference action. Ridge View has now had eight 1-run games this season. Taking the loss on the mound for Ridge View was Jaime Christensen, who pitched a four hitter and gave up three earned runs with one walk and five strikeouts. Leading the way at the plate for the Raptors was junior Emily Schiernbeck, who went 2-3 with a double and had two RBI. Raptors coach Scott Phelps said the coaches were extremely happy with the effort top to bottom. "The defense played errorless ball and gave us a chance to win the game," he said, " but we couldn't get the big hit when we needed it. "
Ridge View now drops to 11-12 overall and 4-7 in the conference, and they host River Valley at the Galva field on Thursday night.