Pulaski All-Stars' rally falls short


Pulaski County Little League All-Star softball player Harmony Meece takes a cut at the ball in the the Little League District Tournament play in Williamsburg. Pulaski County were eliminated in a dramatic 12-11 loss to Jackson County.

WILLIAMSBURG - The Pulaski County Little League 9&10 year-old Softball All-Star team was eliminated from the Little League Softball District Tournament on Thursday night, but it was not without a dramatic fight to the end.

Down 11-5 heading into their last at bats, the Pulaski County All-Stars put on a dramatic six-run comeback to tie the game at 11-11. However, the Jackson County All-Stars scored the game-winning walk-off run to put an end to the Pulaski County All-Stars' Little League District Tournament run.

Callie Corder, Harmony Meece, Kristin Doolin, Kailee Zimmerman, Shelby Reynolds, and Jazlyn Shleton all scored runs in the Pulaski County All-Stars' sixth-inning rally.

The game was tied twice and the lead changed twice throughout the course of the softball contest. Corder scored a run in the first inning, while Lauren Baker and Corder scored runs in the second inning to give the Pulaski County All-Stars an early 3-1 lead after two frames. However, Jackson County scored two runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 3-3.

Pulaski County's Courtney Masten scored a run in the fourth inning and Abby Hannah scored in the fifth inning. The local All-Stars only trailed 5-4 after four innings, but Jackson County exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth frame to take a 11-5 lead.

Pulaski County lead-off hitter Callie Corder led the local All-Stars with three runs scored.

STEVE CORNELIUS is the CJ Sports Editor and can be reached at sports@somerset-kentucky.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CJSportseditor.

Steve Cornelius has worked as a journalist at the Commonwealth Journal since 2001, and has been the CJ Sports Editor since 2005.