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July 22, 2013

Riverfield gets back on winning track

INDIANAPOLIS — The Riverfield All-Stars bounced back in a big way with an 8-0, six inning drubbing of Missouri (Webb City) to even its pool A record at 1-1.

Riverfield hopes to follow the same script that led to the Little League state championship a week ago when they reeled off five straight wins after an opening round loss.

“Unfortunatly losing the first game of this tournament is not what we had planned,” Riverfield coach Seth Kelley said. “We have been down this road before. I told them last night after the game, if this is what we have to do to win this tournament then that is what we are going to do.”

Kelley said that his team will hit the ball, but the team must play better on defense to continue and chase a repeat of last season's run to the Little League World Series.

Riverfield improved on defense as they committed just one error after committing three in game one.

After posting five runs in Saturday’s opening game, Indiana’s bats came to life in a big way by pounding out 10 hits. But, what may have been more important on Sunday than the bats, was the right arm of starting pitcher Rachel Duncan.

The 12 year old tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout softball with six strikeouts and did not allow a walk. Of the 14 balls put in play by Missouri, just two found their way to the outfield — the two singles she allowed early in the contest.

“We don’t worry to much when we walk somebody or give up a single,” Kelley said. “That is going to happen in softball."

That is what happened in the second inning for Duncan as she allowed the first two Missouri batters to reach, one on an error followed by their second single of the game. She bounced back to strike out the next three to quell the threat.

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