Published 12:04 am Saturday, April 2, 2011
Straughn picked up two wins Friday at the City of Andalusia’s Department of Leisure Services annual Spring Fling fast pitch softball tournament at the sports complex.
The sixth-ranked Lady Tigers beat Kinston 2-1, and won 6-1 over Opp.
In other pool play action Friday, Andalusia fell to Brantley 8-2; Opp fell to Headland 9-8 in extra innings; Andalusia beat Florala 17-2; and Geneva beat Florala 12-5.
Straughn 6, Opp 1
Paige Caraway pitched three innings, and Katy Messick came in in relief for the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the second inning, two runs in the third inning and two runs in the fourth inning in the win.
SHS head softball coach Ray Wilson said overall, the team played well in the field.
“Overall tonight, we played good defensively,” Wilson said. And, we pitched well throughout both games I thought.”
Opp scored its only run in the first inning when Laiken Free scored on a ground out by Beth Anne Spurlin.
“We made a couple errors and hurt ourselves,” OHS head softball coach Jimmy Reeves said. “I thought our pitcher pitched a real good game. We’ve got some things to take care of, and you can’t give them a game like that.”
The Lady Bobcats will continue in pool play today against Leroy at 11:30 a.m. on Field No. 1
Straughn (17-4) will play Leroy in the early game at 9 a.m. on Field No. 3.
Straughn 2, Kinston 1
Caraway struck out four batters in four innings, and Wiggins struck out three to help lead the Lady Tigers to the one-run win over Kinston.
In the bottom of the third inning, Bracewell hit the go-ahead and game-winning two-run double to score Hannah Twitty and Wiggins.
“We were kind of quiet until that inning,” Wilson said about Bracewell’s double in the third inning. “We got a big hit right there. That really kind of pushed us over.”
Wiggins was 0-for-3 with one run; Caraway was 0-for-3 with one run; Bracewell was 1-for-3 with one double and two RBIs; Kelli Wilcox was 1-for-3 with one single; and Payton Mitchell was 1-for-3 with one single.
Stats from Andalusia’s games against Florala and Brantley were not available when the Star-News went to press Friday night.
Andalusia will continue in pool play today at 9 a.m. against Eufaula on Field No. 2, and Florala will play Eufaula at 10:15 a.m. on Field No. 2.