Pulaski County 9&10 year-old All-Stars fall to Clay County


Pulaski County 9&10 year-old All-Star pitcher Kristin Doolin (right) covers home plate in the local softball All-Stars' 19-1 loss to Clay County in the District Tournament on Wednesday in Williamsburg.

WILLIAMSBURG - After a rousing 15-0 win over Hazard on Sunday, the Pulaski County Little League 9&10 year-old Softball All-Star team ran into a road block in the form of Clay County on Wednesday. After their 19-1 loss to Clay County in the second round of the Little League Softball District Tournament, the Pulaski County All-Stars slipped down to the loser bracket - where they battled Jackson County last night for tourney survival.

Pulaski County ace pitcher Kristin Doolin breezed through the opening inning perfectly by striking out the side. However, in the second frame, Clay County pounded out 13 runs by sending 21 batters to the plate.

Down 13-0 after the second frame, the local All-Stars could not recover from the insurmountable deficit.

The local All-Stars put a run on the board in the bottom of the third inning, when Ashley Masten scored from second base off a Clay County throwing error.

Pulaski County Little League 9&10 year-old team members in Wednesday's District Tournament game was Harmony Meece, Callie Corder, Shelby Reynolds, Kristin Doolin, Abby Hannah, Lauren Baker, Kailee Zimmerman, Jazlyn Shelton, Ashley Masten and Courtney Masten.

Pulaski County All-Stars battled Jackson County last night in the quarterfinals of the loser's bracket. The District Tournament will conclude on Sunday, June 30.

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.