Duncan led the Riverfield offense with two hits and three runs and also made a double play in the field in the bottom of the sixth keep the game tied. Tapscott, Hubble and Megan Moran each had two hits for Riverfield.
“She had a wonderful game,” said Kelly of Duncan. “She always brings her 'A' game, and today was no different.”
Riverfield is looking to become just the second team to repeat as Central Region champions in the 36-year history of the tournament and the first since Tallmadge, Ohio, in 1991-92.
Riverfield (0-1) continues pool play Sunday against Missouri at Stokely Field at 7 p.m. The top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals on Thursday at 11 a.m. The championship game is Thursday at 3 p.m.