Softball roundups: Tensas improves in win
ST. JOSEPH, La. — After Monday afternoon’s loss to Trinity Episcopal, Tensas Academy head coach Jay James said that was the worst performance he had seen from his team all season.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Chiefs responded in a big way both at the plate and in the field with a 5-2 win over the Tallulah Academy Lady Trojans in an MAIS District 6-A game.
“We played better today. They hit the ball better. They played with more energy,” James said. “My team is kind of struggling to find an identity. You never know which one is going to show up.”
Daley Jordan got the start and went all six innings for Tensas Academy (6-9, 2-1). She held Tallulah Academy to just three hits and only two balls were hit out of the infield. One of those was a double in the top of the sixth inning by Rachel Walker — the only extra-base hit by either team the entire game. The defense behind her did its job as well.
“We committed three errors, but two of those errors were on the same play,” James said. “We were solid defensively.”
The Lady Chiefs scored all of their runs in the first two innings. They scored four runs on three hits and an error in the bottom of the first inning and added another run in the bottom of the second.
“We needed to score more runs, though. We left seven runners on base,” James said.
Bailey Keyes went 3-for-3 with one run batted in, Lauren Matthews was 2-for-3 and Malori Lansing drove in two runs to lead Tensas Academy’s offense.
Tensas Academy plays host to Riverfield Academy in non-district action at 3:30 p.m. today.
Columbia Academy 8, ACCS 6
COLUMBIA — The good news for Adams County Christian School was that they scored six runs.
But the Lady Rebels only managed to get four hits despite some hard shots.
Columbia Academy had nine hits and that proved to be the difference in the Lady Cougars’ win over the Lady Rebels in an MAIS District 5-AA game Tuesday afternoon.
“In all honesty, little bleeding hits that fell in (were the difference),” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said. “They had a few hits that we couldn’t do anything about. We hit the ball hard. We just hit it right to them.”
Columbia Academy pitcher Jordan (no last name given) pitched a complete game and struck out six batters with just one walk. She helped her cause by going 2-for-3 at the plate. Even though Taylor Perkins was charged with the loss for ACCS (11-8, 2-1), Foster thought she did well on the mound.
“Perkins pitched a good game. She kept the ball on the ground pretty well. I thought she did a good job,” Foster said. Perkins struck out one and walked two in six innings.
The Lady Cougars scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning before both teams scored four runs in the third inning. The Lady Cougars made it an 8-4 game in the bottom of the fourth before the Lady Rebels scored two runs in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to 8-6. However, Jordan shut the door on ACCS in the final two innings.
Jordan Petty went 2-for-3 for ACCS, which next plays at the River Oaks Tournament in Monroe, La. on Saturday.
Silliman 5, Centreville 0
CENTEREVILLE — Kayla Davidson had her way with Centreville Academy as she threw a no-hitter and struck out eight batters in leading the Silliman Institute Lady Wildcats past the Lady Tigers in a five-inning game Tuesday afternoon in MAIS District 6-AA action.
Davidson walked no batters and worked around a couple of Silliman errors. Even though Centreville’s Ariana Bigner didn’t strike out any batters, she kept the Lady Wildcats off the scoreboard through the first three innings.
Silliman then took the lead for good with one run in the top of the fourth inning and put the game out of reach with four runs in the top of the fifth. Bigner gave up eight hits and walked six in five innings.
Centreville (7-5, 1-1) next plays at the Parklane Academy Tournament in McComb on Saturday.
Amite School Center 12, WCCA 2
LIBERTY — The Amite School Center Lady Rebels needed just five innings to take care of the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams Tuesday afternoon in MAIS District 6-A action.
Hannah Lanehart was the losing pitcher for WCCA and Olivia Hurst went 2-for-2. WCCA (N/A, 0-2) doesn’t play again until next Tuesday when it hosts Tensas Academy at 4 p.m.