By Kyle Lovern
JOHNS CREEK, Ky. - The Belfry Middle School Lady Pirates softball team improved to 3-0 on the season with strong defense and a no-hit shut out performance from pitcher Kailee Rash.
Monday night’s game at Johns Creek turned out to be pitchers duel with the Lady Pirates coming out on top with a 4-0 win.
Rash pitched 5 shutout innings, giving up no hits with 9 strikeouts. Rash improved to 2-0 on the mound.
Belfry’s normally high powered offense was held in check by Johns Creek’s pitching.
Ariel Mounts , Lyndsey Miller and Skyler Vipperman had Belfry’s only three hits with each of them collecting a single on the night. BMS coaches Erik Rash and Larry Williamson praised there teams effort in the hard fought win.
“Kailee pitched well tonight and our defense played outstanding behind her. Emily Deaton does an amazing job at catcher shutting down the running game and making big plays for us when we need them,” Rash said. “This win took a total team effort tonight to beat a very good Johns Creek team.”
“Offensively we hit the ball hard several times last night, but their outfielders kept making nice plays. We did have timely hits, good base running and Deaton executed a squeeze bunt to perfection to tack on our last run in the 5th inning. Good teams will win these types of games and we did tonight,” Coach Rash added.
The BMS Lady Pirates softball team returned to action Tuesday night at Mullins.