Prep baseball roundups: ACCS hangs on in rain-shortened game
WOODVILLE — Wade Simpson went 3-for-4 with a double, and Brandon Ross was 3-for-3 as the Adams County Christian School Rebels held on to defeat the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams 9-8 Monday evening in a rain-shortened game.
It looked like ACCS would have no problem with WCCA the way the game went in the first three innings. The Rebels scored one run in the top of the first inning, four in the top of the second and two in the top of the third before the Rams finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning to make it a 7-1 ball game.
The Rebels had a 9-3 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning before nearly seeing their lead evaporate. A combination of good hitting by the Rams and errors committed by the Rebels allowed WCCA to score five runs in the bottom of the sixth to get within one run at 9-8. However, ACCS was able to get the final out and escape with the win.
ACCS (5-4) has a junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. today and a varsity game at 6:30 p.m. at Brookhaven Academy to open up MAIS District 5-AA action. WCCA (record not available) plays on Thursday at Amite School Center to begin District 6-A play.
Oak Forest Academy 15, Trinity Episcopal 8
AMITE, La. — Oak Forest Academy’s ability to get key hits and some help from Trinity Episcopal’s defense allowed the Yellow Jackets to overcome a magnificent performance at the plate from the Saints’ Sky Logan Monday afternoon.
Oak Forest scored no fewer than two runs in each of the first four innings to take a 13-7 lead. The Yellow Jackets took advantage of an inconsistent Peyton Young, who gave up nine hits and walked five batters in four innings and were aided by six Trinity errors.
Logan did everything he could to keep the Saints in the game as he finished 5-for-5 with two doubles and a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning, but it was not quite enough. Young went 4-for-4 with a double and Jesse Cable was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Trinity Episcopal (1-6) opens up MAIS District 5-AA play today at 6 p.m. today at home against Columbia Academy.
Vidalia 14, Jena 10
JENA, La. — The Vidalia Vikings outlasted the Jena Giants in a slugfest Monday afternoon in the LHSAA District 3-3A opener for both teams.
Vidalia (8-4, 1-0) has a JV game at 4 p.m. and a varsity game Thursday at home against Caldwell Parish.
Centreville Academy versus Brookhaven Academy game rained out
BROOKHAVEN — The non-district game between the top-ranked Centreville Academy Tigers and the Brookhaven Academy Cougars Monday afternoon was called because of inclement weather.
Centreville was leading Brookhaven Academy 2-0 with one out in the bottom of the second inning. Tigers head coach Jason Horne said the game may be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Monday, April 8, when they host the Cougars.
Next up for Centreville Academy is a JV game at 4:30 p.m. and a varsity game at 6:30 p.m. today at home against Bowling Green School.