The Chadron High softball team opened their 2022 campaign with an 11-3 win over Southern Valley/Alma on Friday evening.
Maci Rutedge threw a complete game striking out 7 and giving up just one walk.
Meradith Rhembrandt tallied 3 RBI’s, but Kinley Richardson and Ember Diers each came away 2-for-3 at the plate accounting for both of the Cardinals extra base hits.
It’s the 2nd year in a row that Chadron has opened the season with a win over SVA.
They’ll now turn their attention to the Lexington Invite today where they will square off with Hastings/Adams Central at 8 am this morning. Host Lexington or Southern Valley/Alma will be their opponent in the 2nd game.
Omaha Northwest, Scottsbluff, Gothenburg and Alliance fill out the bottom side of the bracket.