PEDRO, Ohio — A rough night on the road.
The River Valley softball team dropped a 13-3 decision in six innings to Ohio Valley Conference host Rock Hill, in Lawrence County.
Rock Hill built a 7-0 lead through the first three innings but the Lady Raiders (4-8, 2-2 OVC) answered with three runs in the top of the fourth. The Redwomen countered with four runs in the bottom of the fourth and marked two in the sixth to seal the 13-3 mercy rule victory.
Sami Nixon earned the pitching victory after striking out nine and walking just one. Losing pitcher Bethany Gilbert walked seven and struck one in four innings of work, while Ashley Gilmore threw two innings, walked three and struck out one for the Silver and Black.
The RVHS offense was led by Ashley Gilmore with a single and a run scored, while Bethany Gilbert, Libby Leach and Cori Williams each added a single. Chelsea Copley and Katie Mares each scored in the setback.
Kaci Russell and Jenna Lane each had two hits for RHHS, while Sami Nixon, Hannah Roach, Brooke Eastham, Riann Keating and Jill Hairston each marked one hit.