Straughn splits with Rams

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Straughn’s Brett Hudson throws from third base Tuesday night during the first game of the doubleheader against Headland at SHS. The Tigers split with the Rams, and are in the chase for second place. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn walked nine Headland batters and gave up a 5-0 lead in the fourth and fifth innings as the Rams went on to beat the Tigers 8-5 in area action on Tuesday night.

However, the Tigers scored seven runs in the second inning of the second game and went on to beat HHS 11-5.

SHS is now in a battle for second place in area play. Its next opponent in area action is rival Andalusia next Monday and Tuesday. The Bulldogs are also competing for a shot at second place.

Before its area series against Andalusia, Straughn will visit Opp for a doubleheader on Friday.


Straughn 11, Headland 5 (game two)

Straughn’s Chase Short hit a two-run home run; and Zack Turvin went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help lead the Tigers to the second-game win.

The Tigers scored seven runs in the second inning and led 7-1.


Headland 8, Straughn 5

The Rams scored three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings and played good infield defense late in the game to manage the win.

Headland’s Hunter Rainey allowed three earned runs, struck out two, walked three batters and allowed 11 hits to earn the win on the mound.

Josh Starling went 1-for-3 with three RBIs to lead HHS. The Rams tallied seven hits against the Tigers.

Straughn took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Keith Edgar hit an RBI single to score Short.

The Tigers added four runs in the third inning when Doug Moseley scored on a passed ball; Short scored on an RBI single from Lane Sirmon; Johnny Owens scored on an error; and Sirmon came in on an RBI single from Brett Hudson.

The Rams took the outright lead in the sixth inning when Starling hit a two-run single.

Headland got bases loaded in the fifth when SHS walked three straight before getting a force out at home on a hit.

Short allowed eight runs on seven hits, walked nine and had 10 strikeouts in the loss.

Edgar, Sirmon and Hudson had two hits and one RBI each to lead Straughn.