Category Archives: Softball

Softball Clinic This Wednesday at CHS

The Charlestown High School Softball program and the City of Charlestown – Youth & Family Sports will offer a developmental clinic for girls ages 6-14.  This program will be conducted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Charlestown High School from 12:00 to 3:00, and will focus on age appropriate softball fundamentals in a “camp-like” setting.  The cost is $20, which includes admission to the clinic, admission to the Lady Pirates game that follows the clinic, and dinner during the game.  It is recommended that participants wear appropriate softball attire (softball pants and both cleats and tennis shoes) and have the needed equipment to participate (glove, bat, helmet, etc.). Cash or check is acceptable (checks can be made to: Pirate Pride, softball in memo).  All participants will be invited to stay after the clinic and watch the Lady Pirates Softball Team take on the New Washington Mustangs in their first game of the season!

You may register and submit your forms before the clinic, however registration will be offered until the clinic begins.  DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM BY CLICKING HERE.  You may mail your registration form and payment to John Smith, Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown, IN 47111 Atten: John Smith.  For questions, please contact John Smith at or 502-548-3509.

Spring Sports Try-Out Announcement

Anyone interested in trying out for any Charlestown High School Spring Sport must have a completed physical on file with the school Athletic Department.

Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball tryouts will be held on Monday, March 6th; beginning at 5:30 pm at the CHS Softball complex.  Anyone interested needs to report with softball attire, cleats and tennis shoes.  Questions can be directed to Head Coach John Smith at (502)548-3509 or

Any CHS boy interested in playing Charlestown Pirate Golf during the upcoming season should attend a meeting in Coach Tolliver’s room (A224) on Monday, March 6th, during IMPACT.  Please contact Coach Tolliver for more information if needed in advance of Monday’s meeting.

Charlestown Lady Pirate Tennis will begin Monday, March 13th at 3:15 pm (to 5:00 pm), at the Charlestown High School Tennis Courts.  Questions regarding Lady Pirate Tennis can be directed to Head Coach Scott Matthews at

Pirate Baseball Tryouts will be held on Monday, March 13th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the CHS Baseball facility.  Anyone interested in trying out for the high school baseball team needs to come prepared for inside and/or outside workout on Monday the 13th.  Gray baseball pants, black t-shirt, hat and cleats are needed while outside; while tennis shoes or turf shoes are needed inside as cleats are not allowed inside the hitting facility.  Questions should be directed to Head Coach Ricky Romans at 502-641-2883.


The Mattress Fundraiser is Back, Dec 11th & 12th

MattressSaleGraphic2016The Charlestown High School Baseball and Softball programs have announced the return of their Mattress Sale fund raiser for program expenses.  Saturday, December 11th between 10am and 5pm; and again Sunday, December 12th between 1pm and 6pm, the Charlestown High School Cafeteria will turn into a new mattress showroom.  Over twenty different styles in all sizes and price ranges will be available; including another FREE pillow offer (while supplies last) by scheduling and making an event appointment.  This sale will only occur Saturday and Sunday, December 11th and 12th during the before mentioned times.  Don’t miss this opportunity to replace a worn mattress with a new high-quality replacement for a great deal while also supporting Pirate Baseball and Lady Pirate Softball.  New and improved this year, see the adjacent graphic for Community Appreciation Coupons and find more information the Facebook event page located at  Pirate Nation, support this HS Baseball/Softball program fund raiser by scheduling a Mattress Sale appointment with team player (no purchase required) and sharing the Facebook Event page using the previous link.

Lady Pirates Continue Hot Streak, Advance to Title Game

The Charlestown Lady Pirates Softball team (21-5 overall; 9-0 MSC) continued their hot streak on Wednesday night by defeating Sectional foe, conference foe, and defending sectional champion Salem Lady Lions by the score of 6-0. The Lady Pirates scored early, taking a 2-0 lead after one complete and behind a shutdown pitching performance by Senior Carly Price, the Lady Lions could not recover. The Lady Pirates, scoring two in the first and four in the fifth, were led by Lexi Logsdon, who went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs for the second straight night. Senior Carly Price, while only allowing 6 hits, shutdown the Lady Lion offensive while striking out 11. Other offensive hot hitters include Pitcher Carly Price who had two hits, and Senior Bethany Hall who went two for three with 3 RBIs and great defensive work at third base. Tonight’s broadcast team named Price and Logsdon Coyle Chevy co-players of the game for their contributions in the semi-final win. The Lady Pirates will advance to face rival Silver Creek tomorrow night, Thursday, in the 2016 IHSAA Sectional 30 Championship Game, which will begin at 6:00pm. The game will be held at Corydon Central High School and will be broadcasted live on Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting with Chuck Ledbetter, Logan Johnson and Bryan Glover on the call. If you absolutely cannot make it to Corydon tomorrow night, make sure you tune in and cheer on the Lady Pirates to a sectional crown!

Softball Handles Scottsburg in Sectional Opener

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team and Scottsburg Warriorettes opened Class 3A Sectional play Tuesday night at Corydon.  The Lady Pirates and Warriorettes, being familiar conference foes; played a close regular season game in April to a 8-7 Charlestown victory.  The only question to be answered Tuesday evening in their Sectional match-up was, which team had improved since their regular season meeting.  Charlestown (20-5) got on the scoreboard in the top of the first, when Lexi Logsdon singled along third base line to score Leah Sherrill from third.  After a scoreless second, Charlestown opened things up, scoring three runs in the top of the third to take a 4-0 lead.  Lexi Logsdon smacked a two out-two RBI triple to score Sherrill and Taylor Glover after back-to-back singles by Sherrill and Price.  Bethany Hall then singled to score Logsdon.  The Lady Pirates struck again in the fifth, scoring three additional runs to increase the lead to 7-0.  Kendall Cline tripled to center, scoring Glover and Makenzie Byrnes (courtesy runners after a single each by Price and Hall).  Sarah Willinger then scored Cline with a sacrifice infield grounder.  Charlestown collected 13 hits and one error, to win the game 7-1; advancing to Wednesday’s second semi-final versus Salem.  Carly Price was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game; after finishing 3 for 4 at the plate, and pitching the win with four strikeouts and two walks.

Lady Pirates Finish Regular Season with Win

The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team ended their regular season, 19 wins and 5 losses, with a win over the Brown County Lady Eagles on the road Friday evening.
The Lady Pirates did all their damage in the first inning with junior Mackenzie Smith doubling to right center field to lead off the game.  Senior Leah Sherrill then laced a single down the right field line moving Smith to third.  A errant throw back to first, to catch Sherrill off the bag, allowed Smith to score and Sherrill to advance to third.  Sherrill then scored on an RBI ground out from senior Lexi Logsdon.  Charlestown defeated Brown County 2-0.
Junior Kendall Cline controlled everything on the mound for the Lady Pirates.  Cline gave up only one hit, a infield single in the seventh inning, walked two and struck out 4 in the complete game shut out.  Sophomore Taylor Glover collected the only other hits by the Lady Pirates going 2-3 on the night.
The Lady Pirates will now focus on Class 3A Sectional #30 play at Corydon next week.  Charlestown will begin their sectional play against Scottsburg, a team they basically squeaked past 8-7 back on April 14th.  First pitch against the Warriorettes is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th at approximately 7:30 pm.  If you absolutely can’t make it to the game, you can listen to full coverage of Lady Pirate Softball Sectional play by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting at or using their free CPPSB mobile app for your phone or tablet.

Lady Pirates Beat Eastern/Repeat as MSC Softball Champs

Monday evening the Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team improved not only their 2016 season and MSC records with a 15-0 thrashing of Eastern (17-4 & 8-0 MSC); they also clinched at least a share of a second straight Mid-Southern Conference Softball Championship.  The Lady Pirates are scheduled to finish MSC play Tuesday evening at North Harrison (weather permitting), and could win the conference title outright with a victory over the Lady Cats; otherwise a loss would develop a possible three-way tie for this years Softball title with Silver Creek and North Harrison.
Monday evening Charlestown scored runs early and often, especially seven runs in the top of the sixth to beat the home standing Lady Musketeers soundly 15-0.  Carly Price (15-3) got the win from the circle, pitching six complete shut out innings, allowing just three hits, and striking out five batters.  Morgan Eldridge had a big game at the plate, finishing a perfect 3 for 3 from the plate, including a double, an RBI and three runs scored.  Leah Sherrill finished three for four at the plate, with an RBI and two runs scored; while Lexi Logsdon finished 2 for 4 with two RBI’s and three runs scored.
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