8th grader A'miyah Collier threw 39 strikeouts during the Spring Break Bash over the weekend. Collier also hit a home run on Saturday.

8th grader A'miyah Collier threw 39 strikeouts during the Spring Break Bash over the weekend. Collier also hit a home run on Saturday.

Spring Break may be officially over in Russellville, but the members of the Lady Panthers softball team have some things to brag about when returning to school.

Russellville's softball team traveled to Murray Kentucky over the weekend to play in the Spring Break Bash. The tournament featured 12 teams. The Lady Panthers won the championship on Saturday. The final game for the trophy was between Russellville (10-3) and Barren County (12-2.) The Lady Panthers won 3-1.

The Spring Break Bash started on Friday. Russellville beat Christian Fellowship 11-0 in the first game. A'miyah Collier and Taryn Gray combined on the shutout from the circle.

Early Saturday morning, RHS played Mulenburg County to start day 2. Bam Ray smacked a homer and had two RBIs in the 7-3 win. Next up was a 5-2 loss against Hopkins County Central. A 3-run home run by Hopkins Central proved to be the difference in the loss.

Later on Saturday, Russellville earned a trip to the championship game by beating Carlisle County 10-0. A'miyah Collier had a double and two triples at the plate. Collier also threw 13 strikeouts and zero walks in the win. Brinley Mason hit a triple and had four RBIs.

Late Saturday evening, the Lady Panthers took the field for the fourth and final game of the day. Barren County came into the championship game with only one loss on the season out of 13 games. Russellville struck first in the opening frame. Collier and Jaylah Kees singled back to back to start the game. A fielder's choice and ground out put runners at second and third with two out in the inning. Jaylah Kees scored the first run of the game on a passed ball.

Barren County tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning. A'miyah Collier changed that in the third. Collier planted a ball over the left field fence to make it 2-1 in favor of the Lady Panthers.

The score would remain the same until the top of the sixth inning. Russellville took advantage of two Barren County errors with two outs to score the third and final run of the game.

Catcher Chloe Whitescarver gunned down a runner at third base in the bottom of the seventh inning to end the game. Each team had only four hits in the game.

Addie Mosier gave up one run and struck out one in 2.1 innings of work. A'miyah Collier threw 4.2 innings and struck out ten. Collier recorded 39 strikeouts in 19.2 innings of work during the tournament.

The Lady Panthers (10-3) will host Logan County (8-2) tonight at Russellville High School.