DOBSON — The Lady Eagles got their 10th win of the season, beating South Stokes 7-1 on Friday.
Central’s softball team improved to 10-5 overall, 5-5 in the Northwest Conference behind the pitching of Chelsea Craddock.
The senior pitched five innings and only gave up four hits while striking out seven.
She got in a jam early in the second inning, but worked her way out with just one run allowed, said Coach Glenn Craddock. She did a fantastic job of keeping the hitters off balance.
With rain knocking out the game earlier in the week, Friday was the only match, so the coach wanted to get both his pitchers some work. Elise Austin pitched the last two innings.
After the Lady Sauras took the lead in the second inning, the Eagles answered with two in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
Cassidy Joyner and Jennifer Coe reached via hit before Craddock brought them both home with a double off the outfield fence.
Craddock also walked and singled, so she reached base all three times, the coach said.
“We put the ball in play tonight,” said Craddock. “I was pleased with the way that we hit the ball. We had four hits in a row in the fourth inning. When you do that, it’s easy to score.”
Those hits resulted in three runs in the fourth.
“In the fifth, we scored two more off of Cassidy leading off with a double and Brittany Myers hitting a home run,” he said.
Joyner was 2-3 with two runs scored.
The Eagles travel to West Wilkes Monday before they host Mount Airy Tuesday on Senior Night.