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Pirates are perfect in win over W-Goshen

Christyn Wietholter fired a five-inning perfect game as host Riverside thumped Waynesfield-Goshen 19-0 in Northwest Central Conference softball action Monday afternoon.

The Pirates are now 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the NWCC.

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Riverside’s Chelsea Giles slides into third base during Monday’s game against Waynesfield-Goshen. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND

Wietholter struck out 10 without giving up a hit or walk. Riverside’s defense did its job by not committing an error.

“Christyn did an excellent job keeping them off-balance at the plate,” said Riverside head coach Andy Phelps.

Offensively, the Pirates put the game away early. They exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Riverside finished the game with 17 hits.

Leading the offense for the Pirates were Taylor Nichols (3-4, double, home run, four RBI), Taylor Goings (3-4), Taylor Anderson (3-4), Chelsea Giles (3-4), Wietholter (2-3, two RBI) and Heather Comer (2-5, double).

Riverside is back in action today at home against Houston.

RIVERSIDE 19, W-GOSHEN 0

(five innings)

Tigers    000        00    —    0    0    4

Pirates    (10)12    60    —    19    17    0

WP—Wietholter; LP—P. Crawford.

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