Riverton made a pretty loud and emphatic statement on Tuesday afternoon about who the best softball team in 6A is this year.

The No. 2 Silverwolves pounded the ball all afternoon to the tune of 13 hits as they rolled past No. 1 and previously unbeaten Bingham for the convincing 11-2 region victory.

Riverton has won 10 straight games since a loss to 5A No. 1 Spanish Fork early in the season and now sits at 11-1 overall and 5-0 in region play. It has only given up 13 runs in 12 games.

Riverton senior Chloe Borges, a University of Hawaii signee, dominated in the circle for Riverton as she struck out 15 batters and only allowed three hits.

“Borges did a great job for us on the mound, and our defense was solid behind her,” said Riverton coach Katelyn Elliott.

All of Bingham’s damage offensively came in the top of the first inning, as a two-run homer by Emily Dority gave the visiting Miners the early 2-0 lead.

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Riverton bounced right back, scoring three runs in the first inning and then four more in the second to grab a 7-2 lead. With as hard as Borges throws and as dialed in as she was with the strike zone, a five-run cushion was more than enough.

Riverton tacked on two more runs in both the fourth and fifth innings as it reached double-digit runs for the eighth time this year.

Lillian Heitz and Chloe Woods both went 3 for 4 at the plate for Riverton, with Kaysen Korth, Jolie Mayfield and Sheila Pardee each also recording multiple hits.

“Our hitters did a great job attacking at the plate, and I’m very proud of them. They are a lot of fun to coach, very receptive and coachable. We are having a lot of fun this year,” said Elliott.

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