Pirate Softball Tops Crothersville & Lanesville Saturday

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.