Lady Raiders post two wins in softball play

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders are finding their stride with two wins this week.

K. Branch pitched a one hitter against Riverdale July 31 and Word, Cumpton, Smith and Crawford all had hits for the Lady Raiders in a 12-1 win.

The same day, the Lady Raiders also played Prairie View Academy. L. Gandy scattered  four hits and M. Parker and R. Gibson, led the 10-hit Lady Raider attack with five hits between them. Parker had  four RBI’s. T. Hixon had the big blast with a two-run homerun, sending the lady Raiders to a 14-4 win.

The Lady Raiders took on Hillcrest Aug. 6, opening District AAA play with a hard fought 1-0 loss.

M. Bennett scattered seven hits for the Raiders and pitched well enough to win, but the Lady Raiders only collected  four hits in the loss. Ill timed errors also led to Hillcrest’s lone run.

The Lady Raiders have to regroup quickly as a tough District AAA MAIS schedule awaits them. Home contests are slated for Aug. 20 vs. Parkplace Academy and Aug. 21 vs. St. Al’s from Vicksburg.  J.V. games to start at 4:30 p.m. with varsity to follow at 6 p.m. The Lady Raiders’ record is now 10-5 on the season.

Coach Kyle King stated the Lady Raiders continue to improve defensively and offensively, but he is wanting more consistent play from his team. 

Come out and support the Lady Raiders Softball Team.

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