SHS girls edge Ashford

Published 10:42 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Straughn’s Paige Caraway struck out 10 batters in eight innings Tuesday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

It was a good old fashioned pitchers duel between Straughn and Ashford Tuesday night, and the Lady Tigers came out with a 1-0, eighth inning victory in area action.

Straughn’s Paige Caraway struck out eight and allowed four hits to help lead the Lady Tigers in the win.

“It was a pitching duel,” SHS head softball coach Ray Wilson said. “We had some defensive plays that were made.

“It was very much like our game (Monday) against Luverne,” he said about his team’s 2-0 win. “We had some opportunities, and we holding them. Both pitchers did a very good job.”

Straughn’s only run came in the bottom of the eight when Tori Bracewell hit an RBI single to score Katy Messick, who reached on a single.

The sixth-ranked Lady Tigers improve to 21-6 overall, and 3-1 in Class 4A, Area 3.

Straughn will play host to Andalusia tonight in a Relay For Life cancer awareness game.