WCCA gets win vs. ACCSPublished 12:01am Tuesday, April 9, 2013
NATCHEZ — Wilkinson County Christian Academy head coach Kyle White said he wanted his team to take advantage of opposing teams’ mistakes.
He got his wish Monday night against Adams County Christian School, when the Rams were aided by four Rebel errors, en route to a 7-3 win.
“We came out and swung the bat well, and we capitalized on the mistakes,” White said. “That’s the biggest thing we’ve been having problems with.”
WCCA starter Taylor Prevost got the win, going four innings and giving up no runs.
“Taylor Prevost came out and threw very well and gave us four good innings,” White said. “We preach pitching ahead. Tonight his stuff was on, and he pitched ahead, and if you’re ahead of the batter, you can pitch him in good situations.”
ACCS head coach Hunter McKeivier said Monday’s game showed that his team needs to get runners on to help itself out. Ultimately, though, WCCA was just the better team that night, he added.
“You have to tip your hat to (WCCA),” McKeivier said. “I thought they played good, sound defense, threw strikes as a team, and when it counted, they were able to put the ball in play and get the key hits.”
WCCA scored two runs each in the game’s first three innings, including a two-run home run by Walker Spillman in the second inning. ACCS didn’t get on the board until it scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. The Rams also added a run in the top of the seventh.
Brandon Ross had the Rebels’ only extra-base hit, a double. ACCS had just five hits, and no one for the Rebels had more than one hit.
Rebels starter Shane Pollan took the loss, pitching 2 2/3 innings and surrendering six runs, five earned, on give hits. He also walked three and struck out three.
WCCA totaled seven hits on the evening, and Justin Prevost was the team’s only multiple hitter, going 2-for-4.
ACCS (7-10, 1-4) will play at Oak Forest Academy today.