The Boonville Lady Pirates softball team notched its third straight win Wednesday night by beating Sedalia Smith-Cotton by a score of 6-1.
The Lady Pirates, 4-3 on the season, scored the game’s first-six runs and out-hit Smith-Cotton 16-2.
Boonville Lady Pirates softball coach Christie Zoeller said this was another good win. “We had to adjust to the pitching tonight and work on keeping our hands and weight back,” Zoeller said. “I feel like we hit the ball really hard tonight we just hit it right to them. We did well staying aggressive at the plate and found goo pitches to hit, Peyton (Kempf) did a great job on the mound tonight and had them to only two hits which both came in the seventh inning.”
In addition to pounding out a season-high 16 hits, the Lady Pirates also got another pitching gem from sophomore Peyton Kempf.  Kempf, improving to 2-1 on the season, pitched all seven innings and struck out five batters while giving up one run (unearned) on just two hits. Bergman took the loss for Smith-Cotton.
Of course it didn’t hurt that Boonville scored one run in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings of play and two again in the seventh against the Lady Tigers. Smith-Cotton, meanwhile, scored its only run of the ballgame in the bottom half of the seventh.
As for the hitting, senior Kenley Fuemmeler continues to swing a hot bat with three hits with two singles, one double and one RBI.
Leigha Vollmer had a single and a double while Zoe Coffelt while Jamie Lemmons added two singles and one RBI each, Camryn Monteer also with two singles, Kishanda Jones with one double and two RBIs, Peyton Kempf with one single and one RBI and Hailey Polk, Kiley Barnes and Josie Robb each with one single.
Hockett and Christian each had one hit for Smith-Cotton.
In the JV game, Boonville improved to 2-0 on the season by turning back Smith-Cotton 4-1 in three innings.
Boonville JV coach Caitlin Holman said pitcher Logan Root came out and worked hard and worked her way out of some difficult situations in the circle.
Kerigan Samer led the hitting attack for Boonville with two hits with a single and a double. Peyton Kempf also doubled and drove in one run while Hailey Polk, Morgan Massa and Bryanna Jones each singled.
The Lady Pirates also prevailed Tuesday night at home by beating the Marshall Owls 5-1.
Boonville Lady Pirates softball coach Christie Zoeller said this was another great night for the team.
“We had three goals set for ourselves and achieved all three,” Zoeller said. “I think Kiley (Barnes) did a great job on the mound and moved the ball around well. Marshall has a couple of big power hitters and she did a great job keeping them guessing. Zoe Coffelt also did a great job catching and handling Kylie’s pitches.”
Whatever the Lady Pirates did, it worked. Along with the pitching of Barnes, Boonville also scattered 10 hits in six innings and played flawlessly in the field.
Needless to say, the Lady Pirates also had some tense moments in the game after Marshall came out in the top-half of the first and scored one run on one walk and a RBI-double  to left by Taylor Crawford.
However it was all Boonville after that with five unanswered runs over the next-five innings, starting in the bottom-half of the first with one run on the RBI-double to left by Kenley Fuemmeler. Meanwhile, after a scoreless second, Boonville added another run in the third when Fuemmeler hit her second double of the game and scored on the RBI-single to right by Jamie Lemmons.
As for Barnes, the senior hurler also worked her magic in the circle by giving up only one run on five hits in seven innings. Barnes, 2-2 on the season, also struck out three batters while walking three.
Of course it didn’t hurt that Boonville added two more runs in the fourth on one walk and back-to-back singles by Josie Robb and Camryn Monteer to extend the lead to 4-1. Then, after holding Marshall scoreless again in its half of the fifth, the Lady Pirates came back and tacked on another run in the bottom-half of the inning on a lead-off double to center by Lemmons and a RBI-single to center by Leigha Vollmer.
Kenley Fuemmeler led the hitting attack in the game for Boonville with two doubles and one RBI. Jamie Lemmons also had two hits with one single, one double and one RBI. Camryn Monteer and Josie Robb also had one single and one double while Leigha Vollmer added one single and one RBI and Peyton Kempf with one single.