KIRTLAND—With the regular season rapidly approaching, Kirtland and Riverside played one final tune-up game on Tuesday to prepare for what they both hope is a successful season.
Riverside pounded out 19 hits in winning the scrimmage, 14-0, but the Hornets weren’t discouraged by the lopsided scoring margin. Kirtland played a challenging scrimmage schedule so its young players had the opportunity to see some of the area’s top hitters and pitchers.
Amanda Kolar and Emma Kovalchuk both went 4-for-4, each with a pair of doubles, for Riverside. Kovalchuk scored three runs and knocked in four more while Kovalchuk scored four times and recorded one RBI.
Emily Lamos finished the day 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Maren Kelly was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Megan Lehner also had a pair of hits for the Beavers.
Lamos went the five-inning distance for Riverside. She allowed just three hits and struck out 10.
Kirtland’s Gianna DiFranco, Gianna Cantini, and Malia Becker each recorded one hit in the game. Cantini also stole two bases and struck out two in five innings of work in the circle.