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Wolverine girls fall to rated MVAO

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lexie Chester of River Valley follows through after swinging at the ball during recent softball action for the Wolverines. Photo by Jolene Smith.
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley saw a sixth inning 5-2 lead against 8th ranked Class 2A Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto vanish and could not mount a rally in a heartbreaking 8-5 defeat in Western Valley Conference softball action here on Monday.

Bailey Fitch provided a key 2-out, 2-run single to give RV the 5-2 cushion, but a tough inning followed, as MVAO rallied for six runs. Bailey Fitch led the RV offense with two hits, two RBI and a stolen base and her sister Mackenzie Fitch added a double, and took the loss on the mound despite a solid effort. Freshman Abbey Miller came in and relieved and also did a nice job.

RV Coach Dean Norris said, "We are playing better softball, but still making too many mistakes - be it on defense or in out baserunning - that is making it difficult to gain wins. We have a full schedule the remainder of the season and hopefully the improvements will turn into some victories for the girls."

The Wolverines travel to Lawton-Bronson for another Western Valley Conference game tonight and then head to Holstein for a match-up with Ridge View on Friday.

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