PHS girls win KLD tourney

Published 12:05 am Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pleasant Home beat Straughn 10-2 in the championship game to win the eighth annual Kirsten L. Dean Memorial Softball Tournament last night.

The Lady Eagles coursed their way through the loser’s bracket, defeating Kinston 8-0, Andalusia 10-2 and Opp 4-3, after coming back from a 3-0 deficit to the Lady Bobcats, in the lower bracket championship game.

Pleasant Home won the first championship game 3-1 to force the second title game.

The story of the day, however, was the host team.

Straughn beat rival Andalusia 7-3 to claim its first win of the season, and turned right around to beat Kinston 9-2 to hand KHS its first loss of the season.

SHS then went on to beat Pleasant Home 6-4 in a tie-breaker victory in the winner’s bracket semifinals.

Complete coverage of Saturday’s tournament will be in the Tues., March 27 edition of the Star-News.