WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Thanks to a combination of four Riverside errors and its own relentless batting, Winfield grabbed its first win of the high school softball season Thursday, beating Riverside, 7-3.
With a team that includes five freshmen, those players aren't the only Generals rookies on the field. Kelly Montgomery grabbed her first win as Winfield's head coach .
"It's a pleasure coaching these kids," Montgomery said. "Our only goal right now is family. We want this team to be as close as they can be."
Although Riverside (2-3) had a booming start, scoring its three runs in the first two innings, Winfield's offensive lineup was unstoppable Thursday.
Natalie Miskofsky and Kenna Markham stood on base in the first inning with two outs when freshman Madison Wall drove a pitch to left field scoring both.
"When we see these freshmen, all we see is aggressive players who will step up to get on the field," Montgomery said. "Natalie was clutch on the bases today, getting on anyway, while Kenna was killing the ball and Madison proved her part to us as an upcoming player."
Alongside Wall's big hit, Markham was 3-for-3, advancing her base each time she stepped to the plate with a single, double and triple.
"I just stayed confident and kept my head in the game," Markham said.