Cassandra Foster and Jessica Randolph have built a reputation of being able to beat a team with their arms on the mound, or with their bats at the plate.

That was never more evident than Monday night’s game at PC Field, as Scott Taylor’s club hosted the Lincoln County Lady Patriots.

Trailing Lincoln County 2-1 headed into the bottom of the fourth inning, Foster delivered a clutch, two-run double to put her club up 3-2, and Randolph followed her with a two-run blast to deep left center, for a 5-2 advantage, and PC rode that four-spot to hang on for a 5-4 victory.

“The key to the game was in the sixth and seventh innings, when they had trimmed the lead to 5-4,” stated Taylor. “We made some big defensive plays that got us over the hump. In the seventh inning, MacKenzie made a big play at second base where she knocked the ball down and picked it up and threw the runner out at first base.”

Foster took the start on the mound for the Lady Maroons, and was given a quick, 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the first frame.

Miranda Begley had a run-scoring single to drive in Tilley, who had opened the frame by reaching base on a leadoff walk.

Lincoln County however, came right back in the top of the second, to tie things up at 1-1 on an RBI single by leadoff hitter Morgan Brown.

The Lady Pats took the lead in the third frame, on a sacrifice fly by Leah Cook with the bases loaded.

That score gave Lincoln County a 2-1 lead, paving the way for Foster and Randolph’s heroics in the bottom half of the fourth inning.

“Lincoln County has improved a whole lot,” stated Taylor. “We scrimmaged them before the season started and beat them 9-5 at their place.”

“I told the coaching staff before the game that this game was going to be tough,” Taylor stated. “They (Lincoln County) are in a very tough district with Danville, Boyle County, and Garrard County. Which ever two teams come out of that district is going to represent that district well in the regional tournament.”

Foster went 4 2/3 innings on the mound, giving up 6 hits, with 6 strikeouts and 4 walks, but she ran into trouble in the fifth inning, giving up a pair or runs on back to back wild pitches.

With the score 5-4 in favor of PC, Randolph came on in relief of Foster with two out in the fifth inning, and retired Brown on a comebacker to the mound to end the threat.

In the top of the sixth, second baseman Ashton Gooch greeted Randolph with a leadoff double, but the PC sophomore retired the next six batters she faced to nail down the save for the Lady Maroons, as they improved to 18-10 with the win.

“Overall, I thought Cassandra threw the ball really well tonight,” noted Taylor. “We had a couple of letdowns behind her defensively that we normally don’t have.”

“She kind of got frustrated there at the end, because she was having trouble hitting her spots, and I had told her before the game that Lincoln County would hit the ball,” Taylor said. “Jessica came in and did a wonderful job of getting that last out in the fifth inning, and then holding them down in the sixth and seventh innings.”

Miranda Begley led PC with 3 hits on the night, as she tallied 3 singles and an RBI in the victory, while Foster had the two-run double and Randolph had the two-run homer to left, which turned out to be the game winner.

PC, now 18-10 on the season, will be in action today on the road at Boyle County.


Lincoln Co. 4 7 2

Pulaski Co. 5 7 1

DOUBLES—Foster 1

HOMERUNS—Randolph 1

RBI’s—Foster 2, Randolph 2, Begley 1


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