LOWELL — The Riddle softball team earned its first win of the season on Friday with a 9-8 victory over Lowell in the first game of a Class 2A/1A Special District 3 doubleheader.

The Red Devils won the nightcap 18-7 in five innings.

Freshman Sydney Miles got the pitching win in the opener for the Irish (1-7-1), who overcame 14 errors. Alex Miles was 2-for-4 and Desiree Buchanan went 2-for-5.

"I'm pretty happy with how we swung the bats," Riddle coach Darci Shivers said. "Our communication was good."

Lowell (4-5) stroked 14 hits in the second game. Alex Miles was 3-for-4, Buchanan went 2-for-4 with two doubles and Victoria Renfro, Emilee Ball and Maddison Gaedecke each added two hits for Riddle.


First Game

Riddle;430;020;0;—;9;8;14

Lowell;107;000;0;—;8;7;5

S. Miles and A. Miles; Ly. Plahn and McFadden. W — S. Miles. L — Plahn. 2B — Matthews (L), Pickett (L).

Second Game

Riddle;300;40;—;7;12;11

Lowell;582;3;x;—;18;14;1

S. Miles and A. Miles; Plahn, Brooks (3) and McFadden. W — Plahn. L — S. Miles. 2B — Buchanan 2 (R), Evans (L), Thurman (L).

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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