Lady Pirates Top Rival Jeff 9-3, Ready for Salem

CarlyPriceThe Charlestown Lady Pirates stepped out of conference play Monday night at Jeffersonville, winning their thirteenth consecutive game and downing the host Red Devils 9-3.  The Red Devils got off to a quick 3-0 start over Charlestown in the bottom of the first; but were then shut down by the visiting Lady Pirates the remainder of the game.  Carly Price pitched the complete game and got the win for Charlestown from the circle, improving her season record to 12-2.  Price buckled down in the second and finished strong, striking out six, and walking four.  Charlestown poured on the runs in the fourth, scoring six times and keeping the pressure on through Jeff pitching changes and adjustments.  Junior Bethany Hall led the Lady Pirates from the plate, finishing a perfect four for four, all singles and two RBI’s.  Hall got the Big Blue offense rolling in the fourth with a shot to left field.  Leah Sherrill and Carly Price both finished two for four from the plate respectfully.  Sherrill scored two runs and finished with two RBI’s, including one off a huge double to the center field wall in the top of the fifth.  Price added another RBI.  Charlestown finished the outing with 13 hits, putting a damper on Senior Night activities for the home-standing Red Devils.  The Charlestown JV team fell to thier counterparts in the night-cap, 6-1.

The Lady Pirates (17-4) now turns their full attention to finishing their rain delayed contest with Salem.  A win over the Lady Lions will give Charlestown a share of the 2015 Mid-Southern Conference Softball title, with Salem.  Tuesday’s game will pick-up where it was placed into rain delay, trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth with Kendall Cline on first and two outs.  The game will be broadcasted by Pirate Pride Sports on and will begin at 5:30 pm with a JV match up to follow.  Charlestown has won MSC Softball titles in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2012.