By Kyle Lovern
GOODY, K y. - The Belfry Middle School girls softball team stayed perfect on the season by knocking off the Millard Mustangs at home with an 18-14 victory on Wednesday.
Kailee Rash picked up the win (4-0) in relief by pitching the final 1 1/3 innings. Rash gave up 3 runs on no hits and 3 strikeouts. Ariel Mounts started out pitching for BMS and went 3 2/3 innings. Mounts gave up 11 runs on 6 hits and 2 strikeouts on the night.
Belfry was led in hitting by Kylea Stanley who went 3-4 with three singles. Rash went 2-3 with two inside the park home runs and Emily Deaton also had a two hit night. Mounts, Lyndsey Miller, Kaelyn Stafford, Skyler Vipperman, and Shelby Bailey all chipped in with a hit.
The Lady Pirates finished the night 11-22 at the plate with 9 walks.
“The offense was good tonight. Kailee had a couple of home runs and Kylea Stanley hit the ball well also. Deaton continues to make plays for us in the leadoff spot,” said Coach Rash.
Belfry’s normally strong defense had its struggles in this game committing 8 errors leading to 8 runs.
“The defense struggled tonight. Ariel pitched pretty good, but our defense let her down. Plays we’ve made all year we failed to make tonight. The cold temperatures didn’t help the situation any. We were fortunate to win this game after committing 8 errors,” Rash added.
The BMS girls return to action Saturday at home in a double header. Game 1 will be against Shelby Valley. Game 2 will be against Pikeville. Game times are TBD.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)