Three Rivers softball vs. Jefferson College

Thursday, April 11, 2019
DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC/Nate Fields

Three Rivers had to battle a little bit of adversity Thursday against Jefferson College. Wind speeds were around 20 mph for most of the day, making it much harder than normal to judge fly balls and pop-ups. Itís a condition both teams had to feel with, but the Lady Raiders, ranked 20th in the most recent NJCAA poll, were also shifting players around to give others a rest day. On top of that, Allison Pingel got hit in the face by a foul ball while she was in the on-deck circle during the first inning of game one of a doubleheader. The programís all-time leading home run hitter finished the first game, going 2 for 3 with an RBI, but was replaced at first base in the fourth inning of game two since she wasnít 100 percent. Despite those few extra challenges, Three Rivers still came away with a 5-4 win in game one and followed up with a commanding 9-1 win in six innings.