FRONTENAC — The Frontenac softball team split with Riverton in Friday’s doubleheader, winning 7-6 in game one before falling 14-7 in game two.
The Raiders came into the fifth down 6-3, but scored three runs in the fifth and another run in the sixth to take the lead. Riverton brought home a run and loaded the bases in the top of the seventh, but Madison Davis induced a groundout to get out of the jam and clinch the victory.
“I thought Madison did a real nice job from the circle for us,” said Frontenac softball coach Cassie Rheums. “She minimized walks and kept the ball around the plate and gave us a chance to stay in the game. Offensively we settled in towards the middle of the game and started to make good contact with the ball.”
Davis pitched all seven innings for the Raiders.
Taylor Peterson went 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs. Karma Fields also had two hits along with one RBI. Davis and Raven Warren also batted home a run each for Frontenac.
Peterson sparked the Raiders in the fifth with a RBI single. Davis tied the score after scoring on a wild pitch, and Raven Warren singled home Peterson to give Frontenac a 6-5 lead.
Field’s RBI double in the sixth would become vital in securing the Raider victory.
Game two Riverton 14, Frontenac 7
Frontenac jumped to a 3-0 lead after one, sparked by a RBI triple by Peterson. Riverton stormed back in the third, bringing home three runs to tie the score.
Riverton scored three runs in the third, five runs in the fourth, and sixth runs in the fifth to extend their lead.
The Raiders pulled within two in the bottom of the fourth, with Fields and Davis stealing home and Peterson bringing home Anna Hogard on a RBI single.
Peterson went 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs for Frontenac. Hoggard went 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Fields, Davis, Warren, and Katelin Randall tallied two hits each.