Kayla Bobeczko hit three doubles in leading Riverside to a 15-4 six-inning win at South on Tuesday.
Bobeczko finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored and five runs batted in.
“It was nice to see Kayla Bobeczko hit three doubles, one to right, one to center, and one to left,” said Riverside coach Bill Ross. “She was really attacking the ball today.”
The Beavers as a whole pounded the ball.
Riverside finished with 15 hits, including eight for extra bases.
“The girls did a great job of timing up the pitching after the first time through the lineup,” Ross said.
South scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on Catherine Heckman’s two-run homer but it was all Riverside after that.
The Beavers took a 5-2 lead in the third.
Megan Lehner started the rally with a leadoff walk and then Milan McCaleb singled. Emma Kovalchuk hit a one-out single to load the bases and Maren Kelly reached on an error to cut South’s lead to 2-1. Bobeczko then hit a two-out, three-run double to give Riverside its first lead, 4-2. Emi Jeras then doubled home Bobeczko to push the lead to 5-2.
South scored two more runs in the fourth when Emma Woolnough, Alexa Cesar, and Morgan Staska hit back-to-back-to-back singles and Nia Guess later added an RBI single.
The Beavers added five more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to invoke the run rule.
Grace Fisher led off the fifth with a double and Bobeczko doubled her home. Jeras then hit a homer run to center field to push Riverside’s lead to 8-4.
Jeras finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI.
“Emi Jeras just keeps getting better,” Ross said. “She hit a double today and blasted her second home run of the season. She has not only done a great job behind the plate filling in for Delaney Keith, but she has done it with her bat too.”
McCaleb hit a two-out single and Amanda Kolar walked. Kovalchuk then hit a two-run double.
Makayla Boswell led off the Riverside sixth with a double and Bobeczko followed with her third two-bagger of the day. Jeras, Lehner, and Kolar all reached on errors and Kovalchuk was hit by a pitch. Kelly later singled and Boswell walked.
Fisher picked up the pitching victory. She allowed two runs on two hits and struck out six. Annaliese Davis closed out the game with three innings of work. She allowed two runs on four hits and fanned two.
“Freshman pitcher Annaliese Davis did a nice job finishing the game mixing up speeds and pitches,” Ross said.
Riverside travels to Chardon on Thursday for the second of the two-game season series. The Beavers edged the Hilltoppers on Saturday, 3-2.