Rebels, Saints washed outPublished 12:01am Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Ferriday — Trinity Episcopal’s Jake Winston and Adams County Christian School’s Jake Brumfield were working on a pitcher’s duel Tuesday night before Mother Nature put things on hold.
Winston faced seven Rebel batters and struck out four in two shutout innings. Brumfield tossed one shutout inning and was warming up to face the middle of the Saints’ order in the bottom of the second before lighting and eventually rain halted the action.
“We always have to work around Mother Nature,” ACCS head coach Hunter McKeivier said. “But district games we want to try to get in as soon as possible.”
With the goal of trying to complete their MAIS District 5-AA games in mind, the two teams decided to cancel scheduled non-district games and pick up Tuesday’s game in the bottom of the second inning at 7 p.m. Monday.
“We will just take the non-district game Monday and insert this game,” McKeivier said.
Trinity was scheduled to host Centreville and ACCS was to host Silliman.
ACCS will still host Trinity Friday night as scheduled.
Trinity assistant coach Richy Spears said the Saints were excited about Tuesday’s rivalry game, and although rain put a damper on the action, he expects the team to be pumped up again Friday.
“We will be ready on Friday,” he said. “It’s two Natchez teams, and that makes the guys play harder when you are playing against people you know.”
Spears said the schedule change would not be a huge adjustment for the Saints.
“It’s just business as usual,” he said. “We’ll just do what we have to do.”
Trinity will visit ACCS with the junior varsity starting at 5 p.m. and the varsity beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.