The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team hosted Austin, Crothersville and Lanesville Saturday in their annual Charlestown Invitational at the Charlestown High School. Charlestown met up with Crothersville in the first round of the invitational, dispatching them quickly in five innings jumping out to a 12-1 advantage after two innings. Carly Price got the win from the circle, pitching four innings, allowing two hits and striking out six. Leah Sherrill led the Lady Pirates from the plate, finishing 3-4, including a triple and three RBIs. Sherrill also recorded four stolen bases. Brooke Adams finished 3-3 at the plate, including 2 RBIs, Sarah Willinger went 2-3 with 2 RBIs; while Lexi Logsdon finished 2-3 and stole three bases. Charlestown scored 16 runs off 16 hits to defeat Crothersville 16-1 and advance to the Invitational Championship Game versus Lanesville. Lanesville defeated Austin in their first round game.
The dominate Lady Pirate play continued in the Championship game versus Lanesville, as they shut out the Lady Eagles 10-0 in five. Pitcher Carly Price (14-3) recorded the win from the circle (5IP, 2H, 6K, 1BB). Kendall Cline went 2-2 from the plate, including a double and a triple. Leah Sherrill finished 2-3 from the plate, including a triple and three RBI’s; while Bethany Hall also went 2-3, with a double and two runs scored.
Charlestown will close out Mid-Southern Conference play at Eastern Monday and at North Harrison on Tuesday; as they are one win from clinching at least a share of repeating as MSC Softball champions.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball Invitational: Saturday Gm1-2pm Austin/Lanesville, Gm2-4pm Ctown/Crotherville, Consl @ 6pm & Champ. @ 8pm
Charlestown Pirate Baseball Invitational: Saturday Gm1-11a Ctown/Booneville, Gm2-1:30p Providence/Lebanon, Consl @ 4p & Champ. @ 6:30p
Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball will play Scottsburg in the opening round of Sectional #30 play, hosted at Corydon High School. The Lady Pirates will face off with Scottsburg in Tuesday’s (May 24th) second game at approximately 7:30 pm; but following the Salem- and Corydon Central contest to complete the lower half of the play off bracket. The upper half of the Class 3A Sectional #30 match-ups include Brownstown versus North Harrison (Monday night) with the winner facing Silver Creek, who received the bye, in Wednesday’s first semi-final game. The winners of Salem-Corydon and Charlestown-Scottsburg will meet in Wednesday’s second semi-final contest; with the championship game scheduled for Thursday night, May 26th, at 6:00 pm. All Sectional #30 games will be played at Corydon Central High School; and all Charlestown Softball Sectional games are scheduled to be broadcasted live by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at www.CPPSB.com or using the free CPPSB mobile app.
Two runs was all it took Wednesday evening as the Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team disappointed home standing Salem’s (6-2 MSC) attempt to stay in the hunt of this year’s MSC Softball Conference race. Neither team recorded an error, Charlestown (14-4 & 7-0 MSC) earned their two runs off six hits while 3A #13 Salem was held scoreless with five hits. Scoreless after five complete, the Lady Pirates scored a run each of the sixth and seventh innings when Bethany Hall singled to score Mackenzie Smith and Brooke Adams added a solo home run. Carly Price pitched the complete shut out win, striking out three and walking two. With two conference games remaining, at Eastern (1-7 MSC) Thursday, and at North Harrison (6-1 MSC) next Tuesday; Charlestown can clinch at least a share of defending their 2015 Mid-Southern Conference softball title with a win in Pekin. North Harrison’s sole conference loss to date was at the hands of Silver Creek.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team won their sixth straight Thursday evening and remained undefeated in conference play (6-0) by hitting arch-rival Brownstown straight out of town. No one stranded here! The Lady Pirates (11-3) scored 15 runs on 16 hits while committing just one error, while Brownstown (3-3 MSC) scored five runs on eight hits. Charlestown scored two runs in the first, three in the second and four in the third to take a commanding 9-5 lead after three complete. The Lady Pirates added six more runs late in the game enroute to a 15-5 final score. Carly Price (10-3) got the win from the circle and was one of three Lady Pirates (Leah Sherrill and Lexi Logsdon) who booked triples from the plate. Sherrill finished 3-of-5 at the plate and batted in three Charlestown runs, while Bethany Hall went 2-fo-4, including a double and three more RBI’s. Charlestown travels to Edgewood High School Saturday to defend their 2015 Edgewood Invitational title, meeting Bedford-North Lawrence in the first game of the day around 10:00 am. Follow CPPSB on Twitter for Lady Pirate Softball updates Saturday.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team scored early and often while hosting MSC foe Austin Thursday evening. Charlestown got some timely hitting taking advantage of some Austin pitching wows. The Lady Pirates improved their record to 7-3 (4-0 MSC) by dispatching the Lady Eagles 16-0 with Carly Price in the circle, allowing one hit, striking out seven and walking none. Lexi Logsdon finished the game 2-2 at the plate including five RBI’s, a double, a triple, while scoring three times. Sarah Willinger added another double, while batting in four runs. Morgan Eldridge carded 2-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs, MacKenzie Smith went 2-2 at bat and scored four times. Charlestown will travel to West Washington on Friday and Madison on Monday.