Kash Daniel doubled in two runs and scored in the first inning to give himself and Paintsville a 3-0 lead.
That’s all the Tigers needed as they turned in a 5-2 victory over Sheldon Clark on Wednesday.
Daniel tossed five solid frames to earn the win on the mound.
Sheldon Clark (11-11) scored two runs in the second inning after drawing two walks and taking advatnage of a Paintsville error.
The Tigers (20-6) and Cardinals meet again in Inez tonight.
S. CLARK 020 000 0 — 2 5 2
PAINTSVILLE 311 000 0 — 5 6 4
W—Daniel. L—Osborne. 2B—Daniel (P).