GALVA - The Ridge View softball team continued to hit the ball well and score runs in bunches as they defeated Ar-We-Va, 18-5 in four innings, in Western Valley Conference action here on Friday.
Picking up the win on the mound for the Raptors was Mandy Wolver who threw 2 1/3 innings, giving up all five runs on six hits while walking none and striking out one. Coming in to get the save was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw 1 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, walked none and struck out two.
Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said, "Mandy didn't have her best stuff tonight, but she gave a good effort and Gretchen came in and shut the door on their bats."
Leading the way at the plate for the Raptors were Nicole Snyder, who went 4-4 with four RBI, scored 2 runs and stole two baes bases; Ashlynn Blenner. who went 3-4 with two RBI; Dana Hustedt, who went 2-3, including a triple, and had two RBI; Kaitlin Wulf, who went 2-4 with a home run and three RBI; Sage Bennett, who went 2-2 with one RBI; Mandy Wolver who tripled; and Rachel Boyle, who went 1-2 with an RBI.
Phelps said the Ridge View coaches are very pleased on how well the squad is hitting the ball up and down the line-up. The pitching and defense continue to grow, said Phelps, and the whole team continues to work hard on improving game-to- game.
Ridge View is now 15-8 overall and 9-4 in the conference. The Raptors will travel to Alta to play in the Alta-Aurelia tournament on Saturday.