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ACCS collects 26 hits, scores 24 runs in win over Trinity

Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat — Adams County Christians School’s Harley Martin scores before Trinity catcher Tali Beard can field the ball and make the tag Tuesday afternoon during the Lady Rebels 24-5 win.

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School softball team made a lot of contact Tuesday night, and every time the Lady Rebels hit the ball it seemed to find a hole in the Trinity Episcopal Day School defense.

ACCS collected 26 hits and scored 24 runs in the five-inning game to top the Lady Saints 24-5.

The highlight of the Lady Rebels offensive outburst came in the top of the fifth inning when they scored 17 runs on 18 hits to put the game away.

“We started out a little slow, but it got to where everything we hit went in a gap,” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said. “We had a lot of seeing-eye hits. Whenever we hit it, it found a hole.”

The Lady Rebels strung 16-consecutive hits together in the top of the fifth inning.

Foster said it was difficult to watch everything go against Trinity in the inning.

“A win is always a good win, but I don’t like those kind of wins,” he said.

The Lady Saints battled back in the bottom of the fifth inning by putting together their best offensive frame of the night.

Trinity scored three runs on four hits in the inning.

Marty Lewis, Tali Beard and Randa Morace each collected two hits for the Lady Saints. Mallory Lancaster doubled for Trinity.

Abby Givens and Tory Laird led the ACCS onslaught with four hits apiece. Ashleigh Williams, Nikki Worthey, Jordan Petty, Taylor Perkins and Anna McDaniel each had three hits apiece for the Lady Rebels.

Perkins was also the winning pitcher for ACCS. She went four innings and gave up two runs on four hits. She struck out four Trinity batters.

Trinity head coach Chris Hutchins said the Lady Saints had not played since Aug. 27, and the long layoff may have been a factor for his team.

“We gave them a little time off to enjoy the break and maybe it showed,” Hutchins said.

The win pushed ACCS to 15-11 overall and 3-1 in MAIS 5-AA play. Trinity drops to 0-4 in the district and will face Columbia Academy at 5 p.m. Thursday. ACCS will next play Monday at Silliman Institute.

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