While they might have had to wait an extra day to open the season, the Ringling Lady Blue Devils were already in prime form Tuesday afternoon.

While they might have had to wait an extra day to open the season, the Ringling Lady Blue Devils were already in prime form Tuesday afternoon.

A five-run fourth inning broke open what was a 2-1 deficit against the Wilson Lady Eagles, as RHS claimed an 11-3 victory in its season opening from the Ringling softball complex. 

After two scoreless innings to open the game, Wilson grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third thanks to Bethani Ross hitting an RBI single to center field which scored Kristen Cornelison.

Kassidy Perkins tied the game in the bottom of the third with a sacrifice fly RBI which scored Codi Tolliver.

However, the Lady Eagles responded again in the top half of the fourth.

Taylor Wolf brought home Taylor Osteen with an RBI single to center, putting the Lady Eagles back on top momentarily.

But, Ringling wasn’t in a giving mood when it came to their half of the fourth inning.

First, Codi Tolliver tied the game with an RBI single, before RHS grabbed the advantage with London Lewis singling in Presley Reid.

Codi Tolliver would later score courtesy of a bases loaded walk drawn by Perkins to make it 4-2.

Lewis would also score on a free pass, this time with Kelsea Thompson drawing the walk.

Ringling got another run off a bases loaded walk when Steelie Price touched home following a pass to Rayme Tolliver.

In the fifth, Wilson tried to mount a comeback courtesy of an RBI double from Osteen which scored Courtney Schiralli.

Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles the rally was snuffed out and Ringling maintained the advantage.

Price and Perkins teamed up in the fifth to increase the Lady Blue Devils lead to 8-3, following a pair of RBI singles from the senior and sophomore players.

Lewis brought in the last two runs of the game for Ringling when her hard ground ball resulted in an error in the sixth inning.

Rayme Tolliver got the win on the mound for the Lady Blue Devils, throwing six innings of work. She allowed two earned runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

Destiny Colbert took the loss on the mound for the Lady Eagles (1-1) as she threw 3 2/3 innings of work allowing six earned runs on three hits with five walks and two strikeouts.

Ringling will be back in action beginning on Thursday at the Rock Creek Tournament, while Wilson will be in action on Friday at the I-35 Clash from Marietta High School. 

The festival will run until Saturday.