Cougars get only one hit, but beat Salem, 2-0

Victoria Hale scaled
Victoria Hale scored one of Pulaski County’s two runs in Tuesday’s win against Salem. (Brian Bishop/The Patriot)

Patriot Staff Report

Pulaski County cobbled together two runs on one hit and some heady base running and another strong outing by their ace on the mound to beat Salem on Tuesday, 2-0.

Emily Webb got the Cougars’ lone hit in the game in the bottom of the fourth and single-handedly manufactured Pulaski County’s first run.

Webb singled, went to second on a passed ball, stole third base and then scored the game’s first run on another passed ball.

In the bottom of the sixth, Victoria Hale got to first after being hit by a pitch. She went to second on a wild pitch and then stole third.

Webb then reached base on a dropped third strike that was scored as a wild pitch, allowing Hale to score from third for the Cougars’ second run.

Laken Greever made the two runs hold up by limiting Salem to just four hits and striking out a dozen Spartans in the win.

The victory lifted Pulaski County’s record to 6-4 on the season.

Head coach Jeff Linkous’ Cougars will travel Friday to Christiansburg (6 p.m.) before returning home on Monday against Cave Spring (5 p.m.).