GALVA - The Ridge View softball team started off their Class 2A Regional Tournament play with a 6-0 victory over Sioux Center here on Saturday.
Gretchen Kistenmacher pitched all seven innings to get the shutout, giving
up three hits with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Kistenmacher also helped her cause at the plate as she went 2-3 and scored a run. Seven of the nine Ridge View hitters had at least one hit. In addition to Kistenmacher, Emily Schiernbeck went 2-3 and scored a run; Ashlynn Blenner went 1-4 with a double and an RBI; Dana Hustedt went 1-2 with a double and drove in two runs; Kaitlin Wulf also had a double and an RBI; and Rachel Boyle went 1-2 with two RBI.
Ridge View (21-10) played Missouri Valley on Monday night at Battle Creek in the next round of the tournament.