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Huron splits doubleheader with Riverview PHOTO GALLERY

  • Riverview and Huron squared off in a doubleheader on Wednesday and split the two games, with the Chiefs suffering their first league loss of 2014. Photo gallery by Chris Zadorozny
  • Riverview celebrates a home run during a game last year against rival Huron. This year, both sides have quite a few returning players. Photo galley made up of News-Herald file shots

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Softball - 5/21/2014 4:00 p.m.

Riverview 1-7
Huron 4-1

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It was a tale of two different games on Wednesday for the Riverview Pirates and New Boston Huron Chiefs.

The two teams split a doubleheader, as the Chiefs took Game 1 4-1, while the Pirates took Game 2, 7-1.

“First game, we didn’t hit the ball that well, and then defensively, if you’re in a defensive struggle, you can’t make mistakes, and we did,” said Riverview Coach Scott Steward. “Second game we came out and we hit the ball better. We capitalized when we had runners on, we were able to get a lead and just played better defense and hang onto it.”

The Pirates lone run came in the fifth inning of the first game. Isabella Rocha was the first Bucs player to get a hit off Chiefs pitcher Courtney Van Riper in the third inning. Rocha finished with two hits, the most for the Bucs in the first game.

For the Chiefs, Summer Callahan scored two runs in the first game, while Van Riper and Julie Littler scored the other two runs. Littler and Callahan scored two runs in the second inning, while Van Riper’s and Callahan’s second run came in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Callahan finished with three hits, while Littler finished with two, including a double.

In Game 2, the Bucs took it right to Littler in the bottom of the first. After Littler got the first two outs, three consecutive singles loaded the bases for the Bucs. Angela Zammit hit a home run to deep centerfield on a 1-0 count. The grand slam gave the Bucs a quick 4-0 lead.

A three-run home run by Skylar Crenshaw in the bottom of the fifth extended the lead for the Bucs to 7-0. The Chiefs lone run in the second game came from Littler in the top of the 7th with one out on a passed ball.

“We’re not hanging out heads from this at all. Two pitches scored them,” said Huron Coach Heather Holshoe. “On an ordinary day, those don’t leave the park. (It) got up in the wind a bit, (so) what are you going to do about that?”

League play is up for the Bucs, who will go to Anchor Bay this weekend for a tournament before playing Grosse Ile on Friday at 12:00pm for the district opener. The Chiefs however have a few more games before districts start a week from Saturday.

Huron will play Erie Mason in a doubleheader on Tuesday, followed by a doubleheader against Divine Child on Thursday, and the district opener for the team on Saturday.

Last Updated: 5/22/2014 6:35:07 PM EST