The Boonville Lady Pirates softball team put it all together offensively, defensively and pitching Thursday night in a 7-3 win over the Hannibal Pirates in NCMC action at Hannibal.
While snapping a two-game skid in the process, the Lady Pirates also improved to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the NCMC.
Boonville Lady Pirates softball coach Christie Zoeller said the girls came out and really put all parts of this game together.
“Kiley (Barnes) did a great job on the mound and our defense backed her up beautifully,” Zoeller said. “We were able to turn three double plays off of hard hit line drives and everyone did a great job covering their ground. Our hitting was outstanding as well. Lemmons got us going with a solo home run and we came up strong after that. One of our goals was to score first tonight and to have two or less errors and we were able to achieve both and get the win. I think we are slowly putting all the pieces together an we just have to keep moving forward.”
The Lady Pirates never trailed in the game against Hannibal and led 2-0 after two, 5-0 after three and 6-0 after four. Meanwhile, after Hannibal plated three runs in the bottom-half of the fifth, Boonville came back with one in the seventh for the victory.
Senior pitcher Kiley Barnes also picked up her first win of the season by giving up three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two. Desarae Garcia took the loss for Hannibal by surrendering seven runs on 14 hits and one walk while striking out three batters.
Boonville also out-hit Hannibal 14-9, which surpassed its season high of 13 hits against Moberly. Barnes also led the Lady Pirates in hitting by going 3-for-3 with three singles and one RBI.
Jamie Lemmons was 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBIs. Leigha Vollmer had a single, double and one RBI while Camryn Monteer and Kishanda Jones added one single and one double each, Josie Robb with one double and one RBI, Zoe Coffelt also with one double and Kenley Fuemmeler with one single and two RBIs.
Lauren Haye had two hits in the game for Hannibal. Josie Zeiger homered in the fifth.
In the JV game, Boonville defeated Hannibal 5-1.
Boonville’s JV, 1-2 on the season, trailed Hannibal 1-0 after one before reeling off five unanswered runs over the next-two innings for the win.
Boonville JV coach Caitlin Holman said Peyton Kempf came out and pitched a great game as well as lead in the hitting attack.
“As a team we came out and played with confidence  and made some solids plays,” Holman said. “We stepped up to the plate swinging and were aggressive on the bases. Our confidence in our selves and abilities showed on the scoreboard.”
Sophomore pitcher Peyton Kempf picked up the win in the circle for Boonville  by giving up just one run on five hits and two walks. Kempf also struck out two batters.
Kempf also led the team in hitting with one triple. Logan Root finished the game with one double while Josie Robb, Kerigan Samer and Reese Lavers added one single and one RBI each.