GALVA -The Ridge View softball team lost another close and hard-fought battle here Monday against WVC opponent Odebolt-Arrthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, 7-5.
Taking the loss on the mound was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw all seven innings, giving up six earned runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out two.
The Raptors hit the ball hard, as they had 10 hits, including a home run and two doubles. Leading the way at the plate for Ridge View were Dana Hustedt, who went 4-4, including a solo home run and a double, Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 2-4 with two RBI, Kyra Hoffman, who doubled and drove in two runs, and Kaitlin Wulf, who went 2-4.
Ridge View is now 17-9 and 8-5 in the conference.