Lady Tigers on the prowl

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Brentley Armstrong takes a big cut.

Brentley Armstrong takes a big cut.

With another big offensive performance, the Straughn Lady Tigers improved their record to 6-1 with a 17-1 throttling over the Elba Lady Tigers Monday night in Straughn.

Elba opened with leadoff batter reaching first on an error, but Straughn starting pitcher Sydney Arnett picked up a strikeout on the next batter.

After a single from the next batter, Arnett picked up another strikeout for the second out. Another single followed allowing Elba to take a 1-0 lead, but Arnett got the next batter to strikeout for the third out.

Molly Stewart smashed a double into right field for Straughn to open the bottom of the first. Stewart then moved up to third on a wild pitch and scored on error off the bat of Colby Adams to tie the game 1-1.

Adams then stole second and Brentley Armstrong reached first after being hit. Kristen Peavey then loaded the bags for Straughn when she reached on an error.

Macy Matthews then grounded out the pitcher, but it was enough to allow Adams to score and give Straughn a 2-1 lead.

Armstrong then scored on an error by the Elba catcher.

Carolina Fussell put the Straughn on top 4-1 with a hard-hit single to short that scored Peavey from third.

Fussell later came around to score on error off the bat of Arnett to give Straughn a 5-1 advantage.

Straughn continued to take advantage of Elba’s mistakes and they went on top 8-1 when Dallas Mackoff, Caroline Wood and Stewart all came around to score on error off the bat of Adams.

Matthews continued the Straughn offensive surge with a single to left that scored Adams.

Sarah Langford followed with a RBI single to center that scored Armstrong and had Straughn out front 10-1 at the end of the first inning.

Arnett picked up another strikeout in the top of second inning and kept the score where it was.

Mackoff reached with one-out in the bottom of the second inning and then came around to score on a single Adams to put Straughn up 11-1.

Adams and Stewart each scored off errors to put Straughn ahead 13-1 after two innings of play.

Armstrong relieved Arnett in the pitching circle in the top of the third inning.

After giving up a walk to start the frame, Armstrong produced a double-play ball from the next batter and then got the third batter to pop up for the third out.

In the bottom of the third, Langford led off with a single and then Straughn loaded the bases with walks from Fussell and Mackoff.

Wood then reached on an error that scored Langford, Stewart drew a walk that scored Fussell, Adams singled to score Mackoff and Armstrong singled in Wood to give Straughn a 17-1 victory.

Adams led the way for Straughn going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Matthews was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Mackoff and Stewart each scored three runs in the win.