Lady Pirates Defeat Brownstown, 4-3 in eight
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team moved to 12-4 and kept themselves in the middle of the MSC hunt by overcoming the Lady Braves on the road. Brownstown falls to 14-5 and 5-2 in conference play, even with Charlestown, and a half game out of first with Salem. Salem (6-1) will visit the Lady Pirate Bone Yard on Monday.
Charlestown jumped out to a 2-1 lead after three complete. Brownstown’s Lisa Scott hit a two run home run in the 6th to tie the game at three and change the momentum. The Lady Pirates recovered, held the Lady Braves in the 7th and 8th after Price and Logsdon started the eighth inning rally with base hits to put themselves in scoring position. Bethany Hall then put on the first pitch bunt to sacrifice bunt to move the runnesr to second and third. Kendall Cline then plated Price for the would be winning run on a sacrifice fly to center.
Kendall Cline got the victory from the circle, in relief of Carly Price with a tie score going into the seventh. Carly Price finished the game 3 of 4 at the plate, including a triple, a double, an RBI and a run. Leah Sherrill stayed hot at the plate, finishing two for four, including a triple, a double, an RBI and a run. Bethany Hall was named the Coyle Chevy, GMC, Buick and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game for solid and crucial play from third base; and a big RBI double in the sixth.
“I thought the girls fought very hard, and executed when they needed to win the game….total team effort, I’m very proud of them” commented Head Coach Kevin Zollman after the win.
The Lady Pirates will play in the Edgewood Tournament Saturday before Monday’s huge showdown versus Salem. Stay tuned Pirate Nation, these ladies mean business! Catch the archived broadcast of Thursday’s game at www.CPPSB.com.