Dothan rallies late to knock off Straughn

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

Despite a solid pitching performance, Hayden Willis took the loss Tuesday.

Despite a solid pitching performance, Hayden Willis took the loss Tuesday.

Straughn led for most of the game, but fell 5-1 to Dothan after a four-run sixth inning pushed DHS past the Lady Tigers Tuesday in Dothan.


Katelyn Kinsaul led off the contest with an infield single, and moved up to second on a on a sacrifice from Molly Stewart.


Kinsaul displayed her speed as she stole third to set up Brentley Armstrong, who then drove in Kinsaul with a sacrifice ground ball to second.


Hayden Willis got the start in the pitching circle for Straughn, and held Dothan to no hits in the first three innings.


Dothan tied the contest up 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning off two hits and one error.


Willis continued pitching well into the fifth inning only allowing one runner to reach in the inning, and it was off an error by SHS.


Straughn got a lead-off double from Stewart to start the top of the sixth inning, but a strikeout and two straight ground outs kept the Lady Tigers from breaking the tie.


Dothan took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when Cameron Monday led off the inning with a home run to put Dothan up, 2-1.


Dothan had totaled four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning off six hits. Monday and Ashley Hawkins each drove in one run for Dothan in the inning, and Emma Dean plated two runs on a single to right field.


The Lady Tigers were unable to get anything going in the top of the seventh inning, and Dothan pitcher Cydney Sizemore struck out two and got a ground ball to end the game.


Willis was saddled with the loss despite of her good performance in the pitching circle. Willis had 22 first pitch strikes, and finished with four strikeouts. Willis had only given up two hits in the first five innings before giving up six hits in the bottom of the sixth inning.