The Cardinal Ritter softball team jumped out to take an early lead over Cascade and took home a 5-3 victory on Monday. The Lady Raiders scored on a single by Abby Downard in the first and a single by Annie “The Natural” Kluemper in the second and never looked back.
Taylor “The Falcon” Faulkenber earned the win for the Lady Raiders pitching 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and 3 strike outs. The Lady Raiders offense helped Faulkenberg with a total of 14 hits. Brooke Belloni, Chloe Olejnik, Kluemper, Downard and Jenna “Pure Athlete” Purichia each collected multiple hits. Carson Heim, Downard, Belloni, Kluemper and Olejnik each drove in a run as well. The defense was sure handed as they did not commit a single error on the day.
The Lady Raiders play again Saturday in the Bishop Chatard Tournament.