The Cardinal Ritter softball team played in the Bishop Chatard tournament on Saturday and came out with 1 victory. The Lady Raiders were able to beat Lawrence Central 3-0 after losing a tough one to Chatard 8-5.
In game one against the Chatard, despite the loss, the Lady Raiders out hit Lady Trojans 11-7. Taylor “The Falcon” Faulkenberg took a complete game loss throwing 6 innings while striking out 5.
The Lady Raiders offense hit well but could not string hits together to produce more runs. The big inning was thanks to a double by Annie “The Natural” Kluemper and a double by Chloe Olejnik. Klueper, Brooke Belloni and Jenna “Pure Athlete” Purichia each collected mutliple hits in game one as well.
In game two against Lawrence Central, the offense stayed hot totaling 10 hits with Olejnik, Kluemper, and Belloni collecting multiple hits again. The Lady Raiders also ran wild on the bases collecting 5 steals with Kluemper swiping 2 to lead the team.
Faulkenberg pitched game two throwing another complete game while only allowing 4 hits in the shutout.