With polls for Class A and B softball being released this week, teams got a first chance to see where they stack up as the season enters its second half.

With polls for Class A and B softball being released this week, teams got a first chance to see where they stack up as the season enters its second half.

The Ringling Lady Blue Devils proved on Thursday they aren’t satisfied with being ranked No. 16.

A four-run fifth inning proved to be the difference as Ringling won its ninth game of the season with a convincing 6-2 victory over the Empire Lady Bulldogs on the road.

Rayme Tolliver got the scoring started in the top of the first inning when she registered an RBI groundout, before Steelie Price scored on an error to make it 2-0.

Karagan Cox broke the game open for the Lady Blue Devils in the top of the fifth when she slapped a two-RBI double to left field scoring Price and Tolliver.

Kelsi Lester would later score on a passed ball before Ashlee Stearns made it 6-0 with an RBI groundout.

Empire tried to rally with one run in the fourth followed by one in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough.

Tolliver took the win on the mound, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work. She allowed two earned runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

Ringling is back in action Tuesday on the road against Kingston before going to the Southwest Shootout tournament in Sterling.