Lady Pirates Double Up Louisville PRP
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Softball team has had success with the non-conference Louisville programs it has played this year. After dropping their season opener versus Holy Cross, Charlestown has since defeated Louisville Eastern, Fern Creek and now Pleasure Ridge Park (PRP) twice. The Lady Pirates rallied in the sixth to beat PRP 4-3 in Friday evening’s game one of a double-header; then held on to win the second game 8-7 and improve to 7-4 on the season. The Lady Pirates will travel to Seymour (6-2) on Monday.
Kaitlynn Henning got Charlestown on the board in the second inning of game #1 with an RBI single that plated Brooke Adams and tied the game at one all. The Panthers added two runs in the third to take a 3-1 lead until the bottom of the sixth; when Kendall Cline got the rally started with a lead off triple. PRP walked the next Lady Pirate batter, Erin Kimbrell, before Brooke Adams doubled to score Cline and Kimbrell and tie the score at three. Leah Sherrill, with two away, got her only hit of the game on an RBI single to plate Mackenzie Smith for the winning run after holding PRP at bay in the top of the seventh. Carly Price got the win, striking out three Panther batters.
Charlestown jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the second of game #2. The Lady Pirates loaded the bases after Cline got a lead off single, Adams reached after being hit by a pitch, and Henning was walked. Smith, Sherrill and Price each singled to plate all five runs. PRP answered, scoring four runs of their own in the top of the third, for a 5-4 game. Charlestown pushed the score to 7-4 in the bottom of the fourth when Bethany Hall doubled to score Sherrill and Price. PRP answered again, plating three runs in the top of the sixth to tie the score at seven. After holding PRP in the top of the seventh, Lexi Logsdon, the winning run, reached base on balls when leading off in the bottom of the seventh. Logsdon was then plated for the win when Hall followed with a single and Kendall Cline hit a RBI walk-off double to end the game with a final score of 8-7. Leah Sherrill had another big game at the plate, finishing 3 for 4; while Mackenzie Smith, Bethany Hall, and Kendall Cline all finished 2 for 4. Cline started in the circle before Price got the save in relief of Cline in the fourth.