The Ridge View softball team traveled to Sloan to take on Westwood on Friday night and came away with a disappointing 8-6 loss, which dropped the Raptors to an 8-6 overall mark and 5-2 in the conference.
Taking the loss on the mound for Ridge View was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw six innings while giving up eight runs (four earned) on 10 hits, while walking three and striking out two.
Leading the way at the plate for Ridge View were Kaitlin Wulf ,who went 3-4; Rachel Boyle, who also went 3-4; Kyra Hoffman, who went 2-4 with two RBI ; and Katie Boyle, who was 1-3 with an RBI.
The coaches were disappointed in the play of the Raptor defense in this game, as they committed five errors, and, as Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said, "You aren't going to win many ball games when you do that."
The Raptors traveled to the South O'Brien softball tournament in Paullina on Saturday and went 2-0 on the day.
In their first game, the Raptors beat Clay Central-Everly, 12-1, in six innings. Picking up the victory on the mound was Mandy Wolver who threw four innings and gave up two hits and no earned runs, while walking no one and striking out four. Gretchen Kistenmacher came in and threw two innings to get the save, giving up one hit while walking one and striking out three.
Leading the way at the plate were Ashlynn Blenner, who went 3-5 with a double and triple, also scoring four times and stealing two bases; Kaitlin Wulf ,who went 3-4 with two doubles; Kyra Hoffman, who went 2-4 with two RBI; Rachel Boyle, who went 3-4 with one RBI, Karlen Lamp, who went 2-4 with a double and had one RBI; and and Mandy Wolver, who had two RBI.
In their second game, Ridge View defeated Sioux Central by the score of 9-5.
Getting the pitching win was Wolver, who threw three innings,giving up two hits and 0 runs while walking one. Getting the save was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who also threw three innings, allowing no runs on three hits, while striking out two.
Leading the way at the plate were Nicole Snyder, who went 2-4 with an RBI, Dana Hustedt who went 1-2 with a triple and an RBI, and Rachel Boyle who had one RBI.
Phelps said the coaches were happy with the two wins, and how much progress the team is making.
"Mandy Wolver and Gretchen Kistenmacher continue to show improvement as pitchers," said Phelps, "and our kids continue to put the ball in play and make things happen."
The wins on Saturday boosted the Raptors' season mark to 10-6.