CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley softball team continued to play well this week.On Monday, the Wolverines traveled to Charter Oak, where they knocked off a team ranked in the top 10 for the third time this season with a come -from- behind 6-5 victory over 6th- ranked Charter Oak-Ute.
Trailing 5-1 going into the 7th, the Wolverines got a single from Jordain Volkert, a double from Olivia Goettsch, and singles from Abbey Miller and Bailey Fitch to make it 5-2 with the bases loaded when Kari Ludvigson, who is hitting .560 on the year, came to the plate and cleared the bases with a 3- run triple.
Defensively, Lexie Chester and Kelsey Brown both threw out runners at the plate with a gutty effort by injured catcher Bailey Fitch hanging on with two collisions at the plate.
On Tuesday, RV hosted Western Valley rival Lawton-Bronson on Senior Night, and the fans were treated to a memorable game, as it went 12 innings with MacKensie Fitch scoring the winning run in the 12th and also pitching the entire 12 innings.
The defense turned in three double plays on the night and MacKensie pitched an incredible 12 innings, allowing no runs over the last nine innings.
With two comeback wins in two nights, RV Coach Dean Norris feels the team has a lot of momentum going into tournament play.
" I am really proud how the girls have battled and given themselves a chance with their efforts the last two nights," said the veteran coach.