Varsity Softball · Pirates solid in Saturday split

WELLINGTON, Ohio – Rocky River split a pair of games at the 12th Annual Prebis Memorial Invitational on Saturday. The Pirates defeated Clearview, 10-6, before losing to Olmsted Falls, 13-3.

Multiple-hit games from Nani Meese, Marissa Smiley and Kelsey Murphy – coupled with a strong relief outing by Katie Mommers – powered the Pirates back from an early 4-0 deficit against the Clearview Clippers. In the nightcap against the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs, Rocky River was held to just three base hits.

For the day, Murphy went 3-for-4 while walking twice. The freshman slugger scored four runs and knocked in two. Smiley went 3-for-7 with a double and a walk. Meese logged three hits in eight at-bats en route to scoring three runs. Mommers went 2-for-6 with a pair of RBIs; her game-one line included 3-1/3 innings of one-run ball in the circle.

Mommers registered a hit in each game, keeping alive a season long, now-17-game hit streak.

With its win over Clearview, Rocky River (6-11) exacted a measure of retribution. The Clippers defeated the Pirates, 15-4, on March 26. Clearview’s six runs on Saturday marked the fewest single-game runs scored by a River opponent since April 11, a stretch of eight games.

The Pirates are scheduled to return to action with the first of four straight Great Lakes Conference games on Monday (home game vs. Holy Name at 4:30 p.m.). That contest against the Green Wave kicks off a busy week, weather-permitting: River has scheduled games Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.



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