Softball Takes Thriller from the Bulldogs

Krystal Cammuse (Frankfort, Ky.) and the Patriots’ defense weathered the storm, taking game one in thrilling fashion from the Cumberland Bulldogs. Less than 24 hours removed from a disappointing performance at Georgetown College, the Lady Patriots brought their “A” game to Salt River Electric field on Wednesday when they hosted the Cumberland Bulldogs. The Patriot offense drew first blood, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning off of a hard hit single from Shelbi Thornhill (Hardinsburg, Ky.) that allowed Taylor Steff (Louisville, Ky.) to scamper across the dish. In inning two the Patriots would extend their lead when sophomore catcher Ramie Goldey (Lancaster, Ky.) struck for another run on laser shot that resulted in a double and Jesse Crouch (Lawrenceburg, Ky.) crossing the plate. Despite the Patriots being unable to produce a run for the remainder of the contest, Krystal Cammuse carried the flag from the mound, pitching her way out of jam after jam and striking out seven Bulldog Hitters and surrendering only one unearned run throughout her seven complete inning game. “It feels good to get a win like that” exclaimed Head Coach Holly Smith. “It’s been a long time since we have gotten such an exciting victory.” After snagging the victory in game one with a nail biting 2-1 final, the Lady Patriots had a renewed sense of confidence heading into game two. However, fate would not remain on their side as the Patriot offense would sputter at the wrong time, scoring zero runs on three hits. Defensively, the Patriots would surrender 10 runs on 11 hits and fall in the sixth frame via the run rule. The Patriots will look to rebound Saturday when they travel to the University of the Cumberlands for the “Battle of the Patriots.”
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