FAIRFIELD — The Cincinnati Christian School softball team continued its dominance on Thursday.
The Cougars used some defense to get by Fayetteville-Perry 4-1 in a Division IV sectional contest.
“These girls are simply out there having fun,” CCS coach Gary Rice said. “I’ve always told the girls that if they’re not out there having fun, then they’re not in it for the right reasons. When you have fun, winning comes — and that’s what they’re doing right now.
“We’ve been having a fantastic season,” Rice added. “They’re out there playing with intensity.”
CCS advances in postseason play and will take on Felicity-Franklin on Tuesday, May 14 at 5 p.m. at Milford.
“Teams aren’t going to get easier from here on out,” Rice said. “Today was a little tougher than what we’ve been seeing, and that’s credit to Fayetteville. They really didn’t make any mistakes, and they’re a solid team.”
Briahna Bush got the victory in the pitcher’s circle for Cincinnati Christian, which moved to 20-2 in winning its 19th in a row. Bush only allowed one run on five hits, striking out 13 with no walks.
“Briahna doesn’t have bad days, and she’s so positive,” Rice said. “She always brightens every situation and that’s infectious.”
Jenna Monk connected with a home run in the third inning to help boost the Cougars. Monk, Bush and Miranda Heid had multiple-hit performances for Cincinnati Christian, which tallied three runs in the third inning to get things rolling.
CCS tacked on another run in the fifth before holding Fayetteville down the stretch.
FP 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 5 2
CCS 0 0 3 0 1 0 X — 4 7 3
Winning Pitcher (CCS) — Briahna Bush; Losing Pitcher (FP) — T. Mechlin; HR — Jenna Monk (CCS)