Bravettes softball gets offense rolling over Atchison
The Bonner Springs Bravettes scored two Huron League victories over Atchison, 11-2, 8-3, on Monday and will compete in the 15th Annual Turner Invitational on Friday.
Sophomore shortstop Holly Miller had four hits and drove in six runs as the Bravettes posted the doubleheader win at Atchison.
Game 1 - Bonner Springs 11, Atchison 2
Holly Miller had three hits, including a double and a triple, and four RBI in the first game.
Senior Alicia Forshey also had a pair of doubles and drove in a run.
Shannon Davidson also had two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Sophomore Andrea Dill and freshman Ashley Pardew both added two hits.
Bonner Springs took a 6-0 lead after two innings and put the game out of reach with five runs in the fifth.
Kristy Holt went the distance on the mound, holding Lansing to four hits and two runs in seven innings.
Game 2 - Bonner Springs 8, Atchison 3
Catcher Miki Mellott had three hits and drove in two runs in an 8-3 second game win. Alicia Forshey, Shannon Davidson and Angela Mikuls each had two hits in the game.
Bonner Springs took control of the game in the fifth inning when they scored four runs. Davidson started on the mound and received relief help from Holt.
"We finally hit," Ann Decker, BSHS coach, said. "We finally strung some hits together."
Bonner Springs moves its record to 5-9 on the season.
The Bravettes will open the Turner Invitational against Grain Valley Friday (3:45 p.m.) Bonner Springs is paired in the same bracket with Piper and Washington.
The lower bracket matchups include Topeka Seaman and Sumner Academy at 3:45 p.m., and Turner versus St. Thomas Aquinas at 2 p.m. Winners play at 7:15 p.m. and losing teams at 5:30 p.m.
The seventh-place game and the consolation game are both set for 9 p.m. The third place game and the championship game will be at 10:45 p.m.
On Monday, May 7, the Bravettes will host a doubleheader against Lansing, beginning at 4 p.m.