Softball roundup: Tensas uses big inning to get winPublished 12:01am Wednesday, September 5, 2012
TALLULAH, La. — It took one big inning for Tallulah Academy to turn a four-run deficit into a six-run lead. It also took one big inning for Tensas Academy to take the lead right back.
After the Lady Trojans went from being down 4-1 to going ahead 10-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Chiefs responded with an eight-run rally in the top of the fifth inning to go up 12-10 as they held on to take a 12-11 victory in a key MAIS District 6-A game Tuesday afternoon.
“We were fortunate to start another inning because we had pitching difficulties. But we managed to get the plays made so we could start another inning,” Tensas Academy head coach Jay James said. “We were lucky. I don’t know if we deserve to win, but we’ll take it.”
Tensas Academy took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth before Tallulah Academy torched the Lady Chiefs for nine runs on just two hits and three errors.
However, the Lady Trojans could not hold the lead as the Lady Chiefs scored eight runs on three hits, two walks and four costly errors.
Tallulah Academy scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a one-run game, but Tensas Academy got the final out at home plate to preserve the win.
“They helped us. They made a few errors because we had aggressive base-running,” James said.
Bailey Keyes was the winning pitcher and she went 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. Madison Keyes went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Hali Matthews had a triple.
Tensas Academy (7-13, 3-1) next plays at Wilkinson County Christian Academy Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Centreville Academy 9,
Central Private 0
CENTREVILLE — Ariana Bigner pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Taylor Delatte went 2-for-3 with a triple as the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers defeated the Central Private School Lady Rebels in five innings in an MAIS District 6-AA game Tuesday night.
Bigner struck out three and walked none in her five innings on the mound. She got all the run support she needed when Delatte hit a lead-off triple and later scored in the bottom of the first inning.
Centreville (8-8, 2-2) turned a close game after two and a half innings into a blowout after scoring six runs in the bottom of the third innings for a 7-0 lead. As a team, the Lady Tigers had eight hits, including a double from Laramie Greer.
Centreville next plays at Silliman Institute in a make-up game today with the junior varsity game at 6 p.m. and the varsity game at 7:15 p.m.
Amite School Center-WCCA game postponed
WOODVILLE — The varsity game between MAIS District 6-A rivals Amite School Center and Wilkinson County Christian Academy that was originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was postponed and will be played today at 3 p.m.