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Riverview falls to Ida in regional semifinals PHOTO GALLERY

  • Riverview's Makenna Millhorn (left) had a pair of triples and three RBIs on Saturday in the Division 2 Regional semifinals against Ida at Carleton Airport. The Pirates went on to suffer a 13-3 defeat against the Bluestreaks. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)
  • The Riverview Pirates fell 13-3 to the Bluestreaks of Ida on Saturday in the Regional semifinals at Airport High School in Carleton. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Alex Muller)

After capturing a district title at Trenton last weekend, the Pirates from Riverview had a chance to continue their quest for a Division 2 state crown on Saturday at Carleton Airport. The Pirates were matched up against the Bluestreaks from Ida, who held their opposition to one run combined in their two district games last week.

This week, however, the Bluestreaks used their offense to propel themselves to a win, run-ruling Riverview 13-3 after six innings and ending the Pirates' season.

Riverview scored one in the first thanks to an RBI triple from Makenna Millhorn. Ida answered back in the home half to tie it up a one run apiece.

The Bluestreaks ultimately distanced themselves away from the Pirates (28-11) thanks to a trio of 4-run frames in the second, third and sixth innings. Millhorn was in the circle for Riverview and induced a lot of contact against the Ida hitters, but Pirates Coach Scott Steward said after the game some key moments with errors proved to be costly.

"(Ida) hit the ball hard today," Steward said. "That put a lot of pressure on our defense and we made some mistakes in the field, and it allowed them to score runs. We felt like if we kept it close, we'd have an opportunity at the end, but it just got away from us."

Riverview was able to chop a then 5-1 Ida lead in the top half of the third on another Millhorn triple that plated two runs. But the Bluestreaks responded with four in the home half and eventually four later to put the game on ice.

"I thought we had a good approach," Steward said of his offense. "I thought we had good swings, just missed a few pitches here and there (and) popped it up a few times. I thought for the most part we were swinging at the right pitches. Today it just didn't work out."

"I think the program took a big stride this year," Steward said. "We're still growing and we have a lot of players coming back. We'll expect big things next season. We thought this year might be the year we broke through. But we'll just have to work hard in the offseason and get ready for next season."

After dispatching Riverview, Ida went on to defeat Milan in the regional finals by a score of 10-4. The Bluestreaks advanced to the D2 state quarterfinals on Tuesday against Flint Powers Catholic at Howell

Last Updated: 6/11/2017 4:17:16 PM EST