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5A softball: River Ridge gets a little payback against Newsome

LITHIA — River Ridge's Lakyn Shull has had an interesting perspective during the Royal Knights' past two postseason meetings with Newsome. As an eighth-grader, Shull was the team manager before donning a River Ridge uniform as a freshman. But both years ended the same — with Newsome knocking the Royal Knights out of the playoffs.

"They've had our number," Shull said. Not this year.

Shull scattered six hits and fanned four as River Ridge (21-7) returned the favor for the previous two seasons, defeating Newsome 2-1 Tuesday night in the 5A region quarterfinals.

Shull didn't overpower the Wolves (23-6) but she worked down in the zone, walked just one batter and got some solid defense behind her.

Shull gave up a one-out triple in the first inning and a two-out double in the second, but stranded both runners and didn't allow an extra-base hit from that point on. The righty also seemed to get stronger as the game wore on.

The only run Newsome scored was unearned when a two-out error allowed Laura Lovell to give the Wolves a 1-0 third-inning lead. But the Knights answered.

"They just played better than us tonight," Dawn Vanella said.

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