The Lady Patriots swept non-conference Berea College at their place Thursday to start the season with a 2-0 record. The Lady Pat's won 9-0 in a five inning shutout under pitcher Ashley Hardin (Louisville, KY), who gave up just 3 hits on the day.
Although the Lady Patriots put up nine runs on the game they were unable to score the 12 runners they left on base. In game two, Megan Beecham (Louisvillle, KY) came out with the 6-1 win. Beecham threw a one-hitter with 5 strikeouts to close out the night.
On the day, Kasie Prather (Lancaster, KY) went 4-8, Hardin and Taylor Steff (Louisville, KY) went 3-6 with RBI's included, and Hagan Goldey (Lancaster, KY) went 4-7 with a 2 run homer and 2 RBI's
"We came out ready to play and enthusiastic. We really got the bats going and played excellent defense behind our pitchers. It was a great way to start the season," said Smith.
The Lady Patriots are back in action tomorrow when they play a non-conference double-header at Indiana University Southeast with a 10:00 am start.