Adams County Christian School pitcher Luke Thomas delivers a pitch as River Oaks base runner Brenden MacGregor, right, steals second base during the game on Saturday afternoon in Natchez. (Jay Sowers \ The Natchez Democrat)
Adams County Christian School pitcher Luke Thomas delivers a pitch as River Oaks base runner Brenden MacGregor, right, steals second base during the game on Saturday afternoon in Natchez. (Jay Sowers \ The Natchez Democrat)

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ACCS falls 10-4 to River Oaks

Published 12:01am Sunday, March 31, 2013

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Rebels jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but they couldn’t hold on to it as the River Oaks School Mustangs rallied for a 10-4 win Saturday afternoon.

ACCS head coach Hunter McKeivier said he was disappointed in his team’s performance after the Rebels scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, only to see the lead go away just four innings later.

“We’ve got to execute when we’ve got the chance. We pulled ahead and they took the lead,” McKeiver said. “Our pitching, offense and defense — we’re not executing the way we’re capable of.”

After that shaky first inning, Brendan McGregor settled down and kept ACCS in check the rest of the game. He also went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.

River Oaks started its comeback with two runs in the top of the second inning. The Mustangs then tied the game in the top of the fourth inning and grabbed the lead with one run in the top of the fifth. They added another run in the top of the sixth for a 5-3 lead before the Rebels made it a 5-4 game in the bottom of the sixth.

However, the Mustangs pulled away after plating five runs in the top of the seventh inning. River Oaks finished with 11 hits and took advantage of five ACCS errors.

“We’re still struggling. What we’ve got to do is get back to our fundamentals in all three phases,” McKeiver said.

Wade Simpson went 2-for-4 with a double and Brandon Ross was 2-for-4.

ACCS (5-8) has a road game at 6 p.m. Monday at Porter’s Chapel Academy.