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6A softball: Mitchell can't catch up to Riverview

RIVERVIEW — Mitchell fell 5-3 to Riverview on Tuesday in a back-and-forth offensive duel.

Mitchell looked to strike early in the first inning of the Class 6A region quarterfinal with two runners on and two outs, but Riverview's Taylor McCoy struck out Courtney Dougherty to get out of the jam unscathed.

In the bottom half of the inning, Riverview's Bianka Bell ignited an offensive explosion with a two-RBI single that scored Kayleen Boatwright and Desiree Roberts.

After McCoy singled and knocked Mitchell starting pitcher Cortney Radke out of the game in favor of relief, Meagan Brislin and Katie Gwinn pushed two more baserunners across the plate for a 4-0 Sharks lead.

In the top of the second inning, Mitchell gained some ground when Hannah Gatley's flyball grazed off the glove of the defender in centerfield, scoring Radke to cut the lead to 4-1.

But Riverview came right back in their next at-bat, tacking on an additional run as Bianka Bell scored on a passed ball to regain the four-run advantage.

McCoy cruised through the middle innings, forcing the Mustangs to be retired 1-2-3 until Mitchell mounted a comeback in the fifth.

Olivia Kline's two-RBI double scored Gatley and Ciara Seymour, who led off the inning with a pair of consecutive base hits, cutting the deficit to two. But that was all Mitchell would get, as McCoy closed out the complete game by retiring six of the last seven batters.

"Right now, we're feeling pretty blessed," Riverview coach Angela Slater said. "We're not playing perfect, but we're playing good enough to stay on top and be successful."

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6A softball: Mitchell can't catch up to Riverview 04/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:39pm]
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