Win 4-2 to improve to 8-2 overall 4-1 in NCMC
By Chris Bowie
The Boonville Lady Pirates softball team had a close call on the road last night against the Fulton Lady Hornets.
After putting up four runs in the second inning to lead Fulton 4-0, the Lady Pirates decided to shut it down offensively while failing to score for the rest of the game. However, in the bottom-half of the sixth, Fulton rallied back with two runs to cut the lead in half at 4-2.
Fortunately for Boonville, freshman pitcher Michelle Surratt was able to shut down Fulton in the seventh for the victory.
Boonville softball coach Christie Zoeller said this was a well played game all-around. "Defensively we did a great job with no errors," Zoeller said. "We also had our first double play of the year in the fourth by Havyn Monteer. Michelle Surratt stayed consistent on the mound as well. We scored all of our runs in the second when Emily Gerhardt singled and Millie Moyer and McKenna McAreavy walked, followed by back-to-back RBI-singles each by Miranda Northern and Madison Lester, a sacrifice fly by Courtney Lampson and another RBI single by Olivia Imhoff. We did well stringing hits together when we needed them."
The Lady Pirates also picked up another good pitching performance from Surratt, who limited Fulton to just two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six. The win improved Surratt's and Boonville's record to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the NCMC.
As for the hitting, senior McKenna McAreavy went 2-for-2 with two singles. Millie Moyer was 1-for-2 with a double while Olivia Imhoff, Emily Gerhardt, Miranda Northern and Madison Lester added a single and one RBI and Courtney Lampson with one RBI.
Boonville also won the JV game by a score of 13-0.
The Lady Pirates, 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the NCMC, led Fulton 2-0 after the first and 10-0 after two before pushing across three more runs in the third.
Freshman pitcher Havyn Monteer picked up the win on the mound for Boonville by giving up just two walks while striking out five.
Monteer also went 2-for-3 in the game with a single and a double while Devin Ellebracht added two singles, Courtney Timm with one triple and Cali Jo McAreavy, Amanda Hampton and Alyssa Albin with one single each.
Boonville JV coach Stacey Bishop said once again the girls came out selective but aggressive at the plate. "We were able to take advantage of runners in scoring position by laying down bunts when we need them," Bishop said. "Our defense was really on. We made the plays that we needed to to get the outs. Havyn did an awesome job on the mound. She threw hard and had a lot of movement. The Lady Pirates played together well tonight to bring home a win."