Five runs batted in from Jessica Kolp helped lead Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity past Ridgeview HS 16-8 on Thursday. Kolp drove in runs on a double in the second and a triple in the sixth.
An early lead helped propel Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity to victory. Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity scored on a groundout by Ava Caughman in the first inning, a walk by Ava Diegel in the second inning, a double by Sarah Trawick in the second inning, a groundout by Caughman in the second inning, and a double by Kolp in the second inning.
Ridge View HS evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning.
Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Diegel drew a walk, scoring one run, Trawick doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs, Caughman grounded out, scoring one run, and Kolp doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity put up six runs in the sixth inning. Caughman, Alyssa Craft, Kolp, and Jillian Whitaker each drove in runs during the inning.
Ridge View HS scored four runs in the sixth inning. #4, #5, and #9 each had RBIs in the big inning.
Reagan Cox was the winning pitcher for Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity. She allowed six hits and eight runs over seven innings, striking out nine.
#12 was in the pitcher’s circle for Ridge View HS. She lasted one inning, allowing two hits and one run while walking zero. #9 threw six innings out of the bullpen.
Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity tallied 11 hits in the game. Trawick, Kolp, and Craft all managed multiple hits for Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity. Trawick went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ben Lippen Falcons Varsity in hits.
#5 led Ridge View HS with three hits in four at-bats. Ridgeview HS tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. #4 led the way with four.