THORNTON, Colo. — What looked to be a blowout win for the Riverdale Ridge Ravens, turned into a gutsy victory by the No. 3 team in Class 4A softball.
Neila Lucero, Madyson Ortiz, and Anjolina Cordova had a big third inning to give Riverdale Ridge the 5-1 advantage.
Junior pitcher Aubree Davis kept the Ravens in a one-run game until the 5th inning, when the No. 15 Berthoud Spartans put together a four-run party to cut the lead to 6-5.
Allie McCrea and Sierra Pirkey were responsible for the Spartan RBI, sparking a pitching change in the 5th inning.
Big bats from Riverdale Ridge in the 6th inning provided three insurance runs, giving the Ravens a 9-5 victory over Berthoud.
Riverdale Ridge improves to 9-1 on the early season and faces 5A Broomfield Friday Sept. 10.
Berthoud, who fell to 7-4 with the loss, faces Adams City on Friday.
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