Cougars take two in softball to improve record to 4-3

Patriot Staff Report

The Pulaski County Cougars improved their softball record to 4-3 after winning two games in the past week.

Last Thursday, the Cougars beat Patrick Henry in Roanoke, 5-1. Then this past Monday, the Cougars hosted George Wythe and beat the Maroons, 6-1.

4 7 Laken Greever pitching scaled
Laken Greever got two wins on the week for the Cougars. (Brian Bishop/The Patriot)

Laken Greever turned in an outstanding performance against PH, going the 7-inning distance and holding the Patriots to just one run. She struck out 11 batters, while allowing only three hits and two walks.

At the plate, Sydney Phibbs led the way for the Cougars going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. One of her hits was a homerun.

Addison Puckett, Madelyn Legg and Tori Vest each knocked in a run for the Cougars.

In the win over George Wythe, Pulaski County jumped out front with four runs in the first inning and followed that with two more in the second to put the game away.

Greever again went the distance, going seven innings while allowing only five hits and one run. She struck out eight and walked two.

Emily Webb, Puckett, Cassidy Price and Vest led the way offensively for Pulaski County. Webb went 1-for-3 with two RBI, Puckett went 2-for-3 with one RBI, Vest went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Price got two hits in the game.

Head coach Jeff Linkous’ Cougars get back into action on Thursday when they host Hidden Valley at 5 p.m.

Next Tuesday, April 11, the Cougars travel to Montgomery County to face Blacksburg at 5 p.m.