Bravettes shut out Lansing
A late victory streak could propel the Bonner Springs Bravettes softball team to a winning season. After a 3-0 win over Lansing on Monday, Bonner Springs stands at 6-9 for the year and will play five games on Thursday and Friday before entering regional play next Monday.
Bonner Springs will play De Soto at the Edwardsville Community Park at 4 p.m. on Thursday and then compete in the three-game Turner Invitational on Friday. The Turner meet was moved from last Friday due to wet grounds.
Bonner Springs will play Grain Valley at 3:45 p.m. on Friday and are in the same bracket as Washington and Piper.
The lower bracket includes Topeka Seaman, Sumner Academy, Turner and St. Thomas Aquinas. The tournament will be completed late Friday night.
The hectic slate finishes on Monday with the Class 5A Regional Tournament at Edwardsville Community Park.
Teams entered include Bonner Springs, Turner, Gardner-Edgerton and Bishop Miege. The single elimination tournament concludes on Monday.
Pairings for the tournament will be announced on Saturday.
Bonner Springs 3, Lansing 0
Kristy Holt fired a six-hit shutout as Bonner Springs defeated Lansing, 3-0, in a single game on Monday.
Bonner Springs scored all three runs in the first inning. Ashley Pardew led off and singled, then proceeded to steal second and third. The freshman came home on a two-out double by Ashley Gillespie.
Miki Mellott walked and sophomore Andrea Dill smashed a two-run single for a 3-0 lead which was the margin for victory.
Lansing threatened in the second inning, but Mellott tagged out the Lady Lion runner at the plate to keep them off the board. Lansing threatened in the sixth inning when they had back-to-back hits. Holt was able to get a pair of pop-ups to end the threat.
Holt was in control allowing no walks and striking out three.
Bonner Springs only had six hits with Pardew collecting a pair of singles.
Six seniors will complete their playing careers at BSHS. They are: Mandy Ballard, Alicia Forshey, Ashley Gillespie, Angela Mikuls, Vanessa Spartan and Holly Thompson.
"Their desire to stick with a task for four years is commendable," Coach Ann Decker said. "We've had to work through some team things, but this group of kids has done a pretty good job of accepting roles that will make us successful. Their academic leadership is valuable, too."