by Bill Turner
Salem scored twice in the first inning and Spartan pitcher Emily Taylor made the advantage stand with a two-hitter, as Salem downed Hidden Valley 5-0 in River Ridge softball at Titan Field.
Amanda Dalton was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Salem, with Taylor adding 2 hits. Hidden Valley’s hits came from Savannah Kramer and Margaret Larson.
Salem remained undefeated in River Ridge play at 4-0; Hidden Valley dropped to 2-1-1.