Pulaski scored three runs in the third inning, and a final run in the fourth.
A rain shower in the third inning forced both teams into their dugouts for nearly 45 minutes and threatened to postpone the remainder of the game until Saturday.
Coach Flo Walker said the game came down to "inches. Inches we stayed home, inches they go up."
She added, "We left too many runners on. We had a runner on three one time that we couldn't get home, and that hurt us. We had a lot of two out hits. And we've talked about that in the past. You've got to get out there quick."
Pulaski's second baseman made several tough catches for the Maroons, which hurt the Colts a lot offensively.
About those catches, Pulaski coach Scott Taylor explained, "That ball goes through it was at least a double, possibly a triple, and the whole complexion of the game is changed. We just made the plays when we had to."
"That was it," Walker said. "I don't know where [those catches] came from. I kept saying it was going to rip the glove off her hand."
She said, though, nothing specific was to blame for the loss.
"Other than leaving runners on, we didn't do anything wrong," she said. "Tracey pitched a great game."
Taylor said his team knew West would be challenging.
"We knew West was a good ball team," he said. "They were a team that would not beat themselves; we knew we would have to come out and win the ballgame. And that's what we talked about before the game started, was don't come out playing to lose, come out playing to win."
Walker said her team was the first West Jessamine softball team to advance to the final round of the regional tournament. She hopes to build on this season, but acknowledges this team will be extremely hard to replace. She said five years ago this year's group of juniors and seniors were on the first freshman team.
"We needed somebody who loves the game, and this is the group that came," she said. "That's why it's so hard to lose this senior bunch. And next year it will be worse, because that's the last of that group. They set the standard all along. They like to win."
She said the team will dearly miss the seniors.
"They love each other," she said. "And this is a fabulous group of girls. And next year will be, too. If the rest of the teams to come hold this group up as their standard to get to then they're going to be something awesome, too; morally, academically, and athletically."
Tatman felt the same way. With tears streaming down her face she said, "My best friend [Amanda Elliot] is graduating."
Tatman reflected on the game.
"I think that this is harder [to lose than it would have been in states] because we had so much riding on it," she said. "We knew we probably could have won this, at least we could have made it to states."
She added, "I think we did the best we could do. They just came out on top."
Shipley felt the same.
"I would have rather lost in the state tournament," she said. "Just knowing that the seniors won't be here is hard, and also knowing we won't go on."
Hager said the loss was hard, especially since she will not pursue softball in college.
"It's my last year ever playing softball," she said, adding, "I think we played our hardest."
She said she will miss playing with this team and said, "I'm not OK with [losing]. But we came a lot further than anyone thought we would."
Cartwright said, "I'm just really proud of the team and how we stayed together through the season. It was a really good season; I was really glad it was my senior year."
Cartwright, Tatman and Lauren Lamar were named to the All-Region Team, as well as East Jessamine's catcher Katelyn Daniel.
"I firmly believe our day will come, if we just keep our heads together and stay committed," said Walker, also telling her seniors, "You all have led your team all along. There will never be a group of seniors that will replace you. I've been around a long time, and this is the best I've seen."