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    Riverside cruises to win over Mayfield

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    One day after edging visiting Mayfield by two runs, Riverside won the season series over the Wildcats in dominating fashion on Wednesday, 11-0.

    With the win, the Beavers improved to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Western Reserve Conference.

    “Today, we were a lot more focused to begin with and we knew we had to come out strong to beat Mayfield,” said sophomore Megan Lehner, who recorded two hits and knocked in four runs in the win.

    Riverside managed nine hits in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Mayfield and had just three more in Wednesday’s game but the Beavers were more effective in pushing runs across the plate in the second matchup with the Wildcats.

    Two big innings were the difference on Wednesday.

    Riverside scored six runs in the top of the second on six hits and a hit batsman.

    Emily Lamos, Delaney Keith, Maren Kelly, and Molly Binkiewicz all singled before the Wildcats recorded the first out of the inning. Abby Watson the singled and Lehner knocked in two runs with her base hit.

    The Beavers invoked the run-rule with a five-run fifth inning.

    Amanda Kolar and Lamos kicked off that rally with back-to-back singles. Kolar scored on a wild pitch and Kelly doubled home Lamos. Binkiewicz and Katie Ross then hit singles and Lehner hit a bases-loaded double to close out the scoring.

    “I went up to the plate just looking for base hits to put runners on,” Lehner said. “It helps boost my confidence when I can help the team and today I was able to that.”

    Lamos went the distance in the circle. She allowed three hits in five shutout innings and struck out five.

    Riverside travels to Lake Catholic on Thursday.

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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