The Lopes used 6 pitchers to combine on a 1-hitter in the season opener. The weather was beautiful and Avonworth’s performance matched perfectly.
David Gaugler started for the Lopes who scored 2 in the top of the first after Kamden Otstot and Jax Miller started the game with back to back singles. Riverside tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning but the Lopes responded with 3 runs in the top of the 4th.
Gaugler, Zach Homol, Mason Horwat, Mason Monroe, Kevin Felter, & Jordan Kolenda combined for 13 K’s in 7 innings and Monroe added the lone extra base hit with a pinch hit double late in the game.
Avonworth comes home on St. Patrick’s day to face Ambridge, Tuesday March 17th at 4:00pm.