Emma Kovalchuk and Amanda Kolar hit back-to-back home runs and Grace Fisher struck out 11 to lead Riverside to a 10-0 five-inning win at Kenston on Monday.
With the win, the Beavers improved to 14-0 on the season.
“Our 14-0 run feels amazing,” said Kolar. “Nothing is more fun than winning with your best friends playing the sport you love.”
Emily Lamos and Maren Kelly both hit RBI singles in the top of the first inning to give the Beavers an early 2-0 lead.
They added two more runs in the second on a Fisher single and an error.
Delaney Keith led off the fifth with a triple and Kelly hit her second single of the game to make it 5-0. Molly Binkiewicz then singled and Katie Ross walked to load the bases. Kelly scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 6-0.
Kayla Bobeczko then singled to load the bases but Binkiewicz was thrown out at the plate trying to steal.
Kovalchuk then fouled off five pitches before hitting a three-run homer. Kolar followed with a home run on the second pitch she saw.
“I saw the inside fastball coming and I pulled it to left field,” Kolar said. “It felt amazing off the bat, and even more amazing hitting it right after Emma’s home run. Hitting back-to-back home runs is an awesome feeling.”
Kolar finished the game 2-for-3.
She struck out in her first at-bat and made the necessary adjustments to find success in her final two plate appearances.
“I adjusted to the pitcher’s spin and waited for my pitch instead of chasing her pitch,” she said. “I went in after my first at-bat less anxious with a different mindset.”
Kovalchuk, Keith, Kelly, and Fisher also recorded two hits for the Beavers.
Fisher allowed just one hit and struck out 11.
Riverside travels to South on Wednesday.