By DOUG EADS
The Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team has been on a roll after beginning the season with a loss to Mercer County.
On Thursday afternoon, Brad Gover and crew improved to 6-1 on the season and extended their winning streak to six games, and it came at the expense of arch-rival Southwestern.
Hosting the Lady Warriors at PC Field, Gover’s club got an outstanding effort on the mound from Kaylee Strunk, en route to a 3-1 triumph over Southwestern.
“Well, it was a little closer (game) that what I would have liked, but I’ll take it,” stated a very happy PC coach after the game.
“I think we stranded too many runners and we gambled a little bit in the first inning, but I credit Southwestern with making a good play,” Gover added. “I thought Kaylee Strunk threw an excellent game and she is only going to get better. She’s getting more comfortable and more confident in every inning , and that’s one of the most exciting things that a coach can see at this point of the season.”
Strunk went the distance in Thursday’s win for PC, throwing seven innings, allowing Southwestern six hits, while fanning seven batters and walking none.
Meanwhile at the plate, the Lady Maroons did just enough for the win.
Molli Nelson had a big day with a 3-3 performance, while Eva Gover went 2-3 at the plate with 3 RBI.
Riley Hull and Dawn Wilson each added hits in the win, for a PC team that has now won those six games in row.
Both teams will return to action today, and will be on their home fields.
Pulaski County will welcome in the McCreary Central Lady Raiders at 6 p.m., while Southwestern — now 4-4 on the season with Thursday’s loss — will host Casey County at 6 p.m.