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Lake Havasu falls on road against River Valley

April 4, 2019

The Lake Havasu softball team wrapped up its three-game road trip with a 12-2 loss in six innings to River Valley on Tuesday.

A seven-run second inning allowed the Dust Devils to gain command of the game early on.

“They had a big second inning and we couldn’t get out of it,” said softball head coach Kari Thompson. “We couldn’t put them away when we had two outs of them. I thought that inning could have changed the whole game.”

Savannah Sennica started in the circle for the Knights. The junior went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 12 runs (only five earned) on 12 hits, six walks and one hit batter while striking out six.

Taylor Thompson continued her hot-hitting at the plate on Tuesday as the junior went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run for Lake Havasu’s only runs of the game. She also added a sacrifice bunt.

Thompson is now 12-for-18 (.667) with 10 runs batted in over her last five games.

“That’s exactly what you want at the top of the order,” said Kari Thompson. “We just need the whole lineup to string things together.”

The rest of the Knights (10-10, 2-0) only had two hits on Tuesday.

Lake Havasu fell 12-1 to River Valley in a game earlier this season.

The Knights continue West Valley Region play when they return home for doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. against Cactus.

“Cactus is the favorite to win our region, so we’ll have to be ready to play,” said Kari Thompson.