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.