Krystal Cammuse came to the Patriot softball program this year as a freshman pitcher, hoping to gain experience behind the older members of Holly Smith’s pitching staff. The right hander from Frankfort Western Hills High school is obviously a quick learner as indicated by Thursday’s performance against Mid-Continent University.
Cammuse (6-6) pitched a complete game in the nightcap of the doubleheader against the visiting Cougars and in the process set a new school record with 14 strikeouts. She allowed six hits and walked two in the Patriots’ 5-3 win.
Brandi Hood, also a freshman and junior Hagan Goldey provided all the offense Cammuse would need. Hood collected two hits and knocked in two runs and Goldey had three hits including a homer and two runs scored.
The Pitching performance was not as favorable in the opener as the Cougars (13-19) pounded out 12 hits in a 14-5 win in five innings. Ashley Cardenas (7-12) allowed five runs in the second inning and reliever Taylor Davidson surrendered nine runs in her three innings of work. Amber Matteoli had two hits including a home run and knocked in three runs.
St. Catharine, 18-28 overall and 5-15 in the Mid-South conference, will travel to Georgetown on Saturday for a conference doubleheader. The Tigers (27-11, 13-3) are currently in second place, one-half game behind Campbellsville. The Patriots are in seventh place but just one game behind sixth place Cumberlands.