KINGSLEY - Participating in the Kingsley-Pierson Softball Tournament Saturday, River Valley upended Newell- Fonda, ranked 4th in the state, 1-0. Mackensie Fitch led off the sixth inning with a single and was bunted over by her sister Bailey. Newell-Fonda misplayed the ball amd Fitch went to third. Kari Ludvigson then executed a successful squeeze bunt to score her and win the game. Ludvigson also had three hits on the day. Abbey Miller went the distance on the mound, allowing five hits while striking out five in picking up the shutout win. Mackensie Fitch made a diving catch at shortstop and Bailey Fitch started a double play with a fine catch behind the plate to aid in the victory.
In a Tuesday contest at Correctionville against West Harrison, River Valley posted a 4-1 win, as Mackensie Fitch pitched and hit her way to a victory with a two - hit performnance on the mound and an RBI single at the plate to pick up her second victory on the season for the Wolverines. Abbey Miller and Kelsey Brown each added an RBI single, and Bailey Fitch, Kari Ludvigson and Lexi Chester all to help in the victory, Kari Ludvigson at 3rd and Lexie Chester at shortstop also made outstanding defensive plays to help aid the victory. RV Coach Dean Norris said his team is pitching and playing defense well right now, but they "need to hit more to get where we want to be at the end of the season."
River Valley is now 2-3 on the season.