Preps: Richlands' Rife unbeaten after three starts

Mar. 20—RICHLANDS, Va. — Richlands softball pitcher Arin Rife recorded 40 strikeouts over three dominating starts for the Lady Blue Tornado since last week's season opener.

Rife struck out 16 in a 5-0 win over Lee High on Monday, whiffing 12 versus Winfield and 12 against Buffalo last week.

During the same three-game stretch Rife collected six hits, including a home run, driving in six runs.