IDA GROVE - The Ridge View Raptors lost a hard-fought 4-3, 8-inning battle to Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Western Valley Conference softball action Wednesday night at Ida Grove.
Leading the way at the plate for Ridge View were Dana Hustedt, who went 3-4 with a double and an RBI, and Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 2-4 and also stroked a double.
The Raptor coaches were happy with their team's effort, though they were disappointed with the defense in one inning.
Gretchen Kistenmacher took the tough loss, pitching 7 2/3 strong innings and giving up just one earned run on eight hits, while striking out three and issuing no walks.
The Raptor girls host River Valley tonight in a Western Valley Conference game at Galva.