One might look at the Riverside softball team's record and mistake the Warriors as average.
After all, Riverside is just 13-12 after the Warriors completed a doubleheader sweep of visiting Charleston Catholic on Thursday by scores of 10-2 and 10-0.
Looking closely at Riverside's schedule shows the Warriors will be a tough out come postseason time.
Just this week alone, Riverside played with Class AAA No. 2 Hurricane and No. 4 Cabell Midland.
Against the Knights on Monday, the Warriors were tied at three entering the seventh before Midland scored five runs to win 8-3.
One day later, Riverside trailed the Redskins just 1-0 in the sixth only to see Hurricane pull away late for a 4-1 win.
"We don't believe in moral victories," Riverside Coach Mike Taylor said. "I'd like to think we are beyond that, but it does make us feel like when we play like we are capable of, we can play with just about anybody. I tell the girls they have to believe your going to win every game."
Despite losing close games to Midland and Hurricane, the Warriors hope they gained respect.
"They are ranked really high and they expected us to just roll over and beat us 10-0, but we didn't," Riverside senior pitcher Kaylee Wolfe said. "We got a lot of confidence and that definitely made us stronger as a team."
Taylor has built the Riverside program since taking over four years ago. The Warriors have won consecutive sectional titles.