EVANSVILLE — Heritage Hills prevailed in a pitchers’ duel to beat Reitz 3-2 in the softball regular season opener Thursday.

Mia Kiegel earned the victory in the circle for the Patriots, pitching 4 1/3 innings while allowing one unearned run on three hits. She struck out four and walked one. Miriam Gordon pitched in relief, finishing the game and giving up one unearned run on two hits.