Prep softball: ACCS, Tensas eliminated from postseason
HATTIESBURG — Adams County Christian School’s fast-pitch softball team was hoping to carry its momentum from the end of the regular season into the postseason.
But, the Lady Rebels’ stay at the MAIS Class AA South State Tournament did not last very long as they went 0-2 after falling first to a powerhouse and then to a team they know quite well.
ACCS went up against defending state champion Silliman Institute in the opening round and the District 6-AA champion Lady Wildcats cruised to a 16-0 win in five innings Saturday morning.
That dropped ACCS, the District 5-AA runner-up, into the losers’ bracket and into a game against a very familiar opponent Saturday afternoon — District 5-AA champion Columbia Academy.
The Lady Cougars eliminated the Lady Rebels from the tournament with an 11-5 win.
The Lady Cougars used a three-run rally in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead for good at 4-2 and scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-2 lead.
ACCS scored three runs in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to 8-5 but would get no closer. Jessica Reynolds went 3-for-4 and Ashton Mason was 2-for-4 to lead the Lady Rebels at the plate.
“I’m extremely proud of the girls. This was the first time we’ve been in the playoffs in five years,” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said. “We lose five seniors, but we’ve got some really good young talent coming up. We’ve got all our pitching back. I expect a really good season next year.”
The Lady Rebels finished with season with its best record under Foster at 17-15.
Tensas Academy at MAIS Class A South State Tournament
LIBERTY — The Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs had a tough go of it in their opening-round game Saturday morning at the MAIS Class A South State Tournament as the District 6-A runners-up lost to the District 7-A champion Glenbrook School Lady Apaches 14-2.
Tensas Academy fell to the losers’ bracket and took on the District 8-A runner-up Lamar Christian School Lady Lions in an elimination game Saturday afternoon. And the Lady Lions put an end to the Lady Chiefs’ season with a 13-2 win.