Softball roundups: Centreville tops Trinity, ACCS beats TensasPublished 12:01am Tuesday, August 14, 2012
CENTREVILLE — After a busy weekend in the Amite School Center tournament, Centreville Academy’s Ariana Bigner went right back to work.
Bigner got two innings of work in against Trinity Episcopal Monday, giving up just one run, as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win against the Lady Saints.
Trinity’s Kailey Hutchins took the loss, surrendering 12 runs on six hits in three innings of work. She also struck out three, walked four and hit one batter.
“Ariana wasn’t spotting the ball as well as she normally does, but it didn’t hurt us too badly,” Centreville head coach Mark Mann said. “We hit the ball fairly well, and we played sound defense.”
The Lady Tigers made just two errors to Trinity’s four, something Lady Saints head coach Chris Hutchins said was a sticking point for him.
“We played good in a couple of innings, we just have to learn to cut down on mistakes, because they seem to build on each other,” Chris Hutchins said. “If we have one, we make two.”
Mallory Lancaster doubled for Trinity, but none of the Lady Saints had multiple hits. Taylor Delatte with 2-for-3 with a double, and Tori Rouse was 2-for-2 with a double. Braelon Bigner had a triple for Centreville.
Chris Hutchins said his girls would have to do better with runners in scoring position going forward.
“We left a pretty good number of runners on tonight,” Chris Hutchins said. “We were unable to get the (big) hit when we needed it.”
Trinity (1-4, 0-1) will play at 7 p.m. today at Adams County Christian School. Centreville (7-4, 1-0) will play at 7:15 p.m. today at Oak Forest.
ACCS 15, Tensas Academy 2
ST. JOSEPH — Brooke Runnels pitched four strong innings for ACCS, and the Lady Rebels’ bats came to life against Tensas Academy Monday.
Runnels went four innings for ACCS, giving up two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and a walk. The Lady Rebels tallied 12 hits, and head coach Forrest Foster said he was happy that his bats woke up.
“We’ve been a little tentative in our hitting,” Foster said. “We haven’t been aggressive enough, but we finally started making good contact tonight. We hit like I knew we could.”
Tensas Academy head coach Jay James said his team’s five errors gave them too much to overcome.
“We probably could have cut that score in half, but we had a terrible game defensively,” James said. “It would’ve been a competitive ball game if we had made the routine plays. I have to credit ACCS, though, they hit a lot of balls in places we weren’t, or they were hard plays (to make).”
Jessica Reynolds went 2-for-3 for ACCS, and Anna McDaniel was 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run. Ashleigh Williams went 3-for-3 with a double, and Nikki Worthey finished 3-for-4.
Bailey Keyes took the loss for Tensas Academy, pitching the first two innings and then again in the fifth after reliever Daley Jordan was taken out due to back spasms. In total, Keyes surrendered five runs on four hits with three strikeouts.
Keyes also scored Tensas Academy’s two runs, with her sister, Madison Keyes, driving her in both times. Madison finished 2-for-2.
ACCS (9-6, 1-0) will host Trinity at 7 tonight. Tensas Academy (4-7) will host Wilkinson County Christian Academy at 4 p.m. today.