By DOUG EADS
The Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team has been on a roll since a season-opening loss to Mercer County, and Brad Gover’s club continued that roll in its district opener on Tuesday afternoon.
Hosting the Casey County Lady Rebels in a 47th District contest, Pulaski County got a solid effort on the mound from Kaylee Strunk, and got the job done at the plate as well.
As a result, the Lady Maroons improved to 13-1 on the season and extended their winning streak to a baker’s dozen, with an 11-2 win over Casey County.
Strunk went the distance for PC, throwing seven innings against the Lady Rebels, allowing Casey County five hits, while fanning seven batters and walking only one.
At the plate, it was the trio of Riley Hull, Eva Gover, and Gabby Countryman that did big-time damage in this affair for the Lady Maroons.
All three banged out two hits in the win, with Hull driving in 4 runs, Gover added a pair of RBI’s, and Strunk helped her own cause with a hit and a pair of runs driven in.
PC took control of this one by scoring five runs in a decisive fifth inning off of Casey County’s Haley Price, and never looked back on its way to win number 13 in a row.
Strunk and Dawn Wilson both walked in the frame, Hull had a single, and Casey County had a costly error on a ball hit by Bella Ellis.
With the win, the Lady Maroons went to 1-0 in district play, and will look to extend their winning streak to 14 games tomorrow in a rematch against the Lady Rebels at Casey County.
That game is set to get underway in Liberty beginning at 6 p.m.