Tri-Village softball beats Riverside in tournament

By Kyle Shaner

May 13, 2014

DeGRAFF — The Tri-Village softball team beat Riverside 6-1 in the opening round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament on Tuesday.

Tri-Village jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning and extended its lead to 6-0 in the top of the fifth before Riverside scored its lone run in the bottom of the sixth.

Tri-Village out-hit Riverside eight to six in the game. Both teams made four errors.

Rachel Fickert earned the win for Tri-Village as she pitched the complete game, allowing one run on six hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.

Allie Downing was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two RBI for Tri-Village. Danika Mann went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Ecko Brown was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Krystal Falknor went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Abby Harrison was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Alex Bietry was 1-for-4 with two runs scored. Fickert also drove in a run, and Payge Malott scored a run.