Riverside slips past USV 2-1 in NWCC game

Impressive pitching and timely hitting helped Riverside’s softball squad squeeze out a 2-1 win over visiting Upper Scioto Valley on Monday in Northwest Central Conference action.


Riverside’s Taylor Stevens attempts to tag out an Upper Scioto Valley player at second base during the fifth inning of their game Monday at Riverside High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Pirates are now 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the NWCC.

Senior Christyn Wietholter gave a commanding performance in the pitching circle. She fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and only one walk.

USV took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but Riverside was able to tie the game with a run in the bottom of the third inning to make the score 1-1.

The Pirates then plated a run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 2-1 edge and were able to hang on the rest of the way.

For Riverside at the plate, Chelsea Giles went 2-3 with a triple, Lauryn Davis and Wietholter had a double with Madison Manahan and Taylor Nichols each added an RBI.


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