Hot bats power Riverside to 16-9 win over Raiders

Riverside’s softball team showed off its hitting power Thursday in 16-9 win over host Benjamin Logan in a nonleague contest.

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Benjamin Logan’s Kiersten Maxwell waits for the ball as Riverside’s Leah Kelsey slides into second base during their game Thursday at Benjamin Logan High School. The Pirates beat the Raiders 16-9. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

It was the first loss of the season for the Raiders, who fall to 5-1. The Pirates improve to 5-1.

“We jumped out to a big lead in the early innings, but give credit to Ben Logan for battling back,” said Riverside head coach Andy Phelps. “They never gave up and got back within three runs at one point. 

“We hit the ball really well tonight. Our defense had some key errors that allowed Ben Logan to extend some innings, but I am proud of the girls for pulling out the win over a good team.”

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