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April 23, 2014

Lady Jumpers’ late rally tops Pulaski

Somerset scores 4 runs in the 7th inning to hold off an improving Pulaski team

Somerset — After having a no hitter thrown against them on Monday at North Laurel, the Somerset Lady Jumper softball team got out to another slow start at the plate on Tuesday afternoon at Pulaski County.

However this time around, Somerset got the big hits when it needed them the most down the stretch.

The Lady Jumpers sent eight hitters to the plate in a four-run seventh inning, to blow open a close game with the homestanding Lady Maroons.

And, Jordan Lafavers would do the rest.

Lafavers went the distance for Somerset, allowing PC just five hits in her seven innings of work, helping the Lady Jumpers to a 5-0 shutout victory over the Lady Maroons.

With the win, David Dorsey’s club improved to 14-4 on the season, but more importantly, the purple and gold ran its record inside the 47th District to a perfect 4-0.

“Jordan (Lafavers) threw a lot of pitches tonight — more than I wanted her to — but zero runs kind of speaks for itself,” stated Dorsey after his club’s win.

“It wasn’t her best outing, but she’s there everyday for us,” added the Somerset coach. “We played pretty good defense behind her today and caught some fly balls and made some good plays in the dirt. It was kind of a weird game today, with the score staying 1-0 for so long. My hat’s off to Pulaski County, because they’ve improved bunches over the past two weeks.”

Early on, this was a classic pitcher’s duel between Lafavers and Pulaski County’s Krystin Wilson.

Neither club had a hit over the first two innings of play with both pitchers in complete control of things.

That changed however in the top half of the third inning, when the Lady Jumpers scratched out a run off of Wilson taking a 1-0 lead over Pulaski.

Emily Spears began the rally with a leadoff single off of Wilson, and she would score the first run of the day thanks to a clutch, two-out RBI single from Chloe Henderson.

The score remained that way until the top of the seventh, when Somerset took advantage of a pair of Pulaski errors, scoring four runs in the frame to take a commanding 5-0 lead.

Lauren Hibbard got things going for Somerset with a leadoff walk, and she would score on a throwing error giving Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

Brynlee Bigelow doubled in a run, Chloe Henderson drove in her second run of the game with another RBI single, and a fourth run in the frame came home on a wild pitch.

With a five-run cushion to work with, that would be all Lafavers would need to nail down the complete-game victory, holding PC scoreless in the bottom half of the seventh.

“That’s the way it’s been for us over the last three or four games,” lamented PC coach Brad Gover after the contest. “We’re in every game with a chance to win. If I’m not mistaken we stranded nine base runners today, so we had our chances. We were just one or two timely hits away today from opening this thing up four or five runs.”

“I will tell you this — no matter what people out there may be saying about us — there’s absolutely no problems whatsoever with the Pulaski County softball program,” Gover continued. “Every girl in here is busting their tail doing what we ask them to do, and they’re having fun doing it.”

Both teams will be back in action today playing against 47th District foes.

Pulaski County — 7-12 on the season — will travel to Liberty to face Casey County while Somerset will return home to host Rockcastle County in a doubleheader.

Game one of that twinbill will get underway this afternoon at 5:30 p.m.

SHS — 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 — 5 7 0

PC — 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 5 4

DOUBLES — (SHS) Bigelow.

RBI — (SHS) C. Henderson 2, Bigelow

WP — Lafavers

LP — Wilson

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