ACCS wins with solid pitching

Published 12:01am Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RAYMOND — Led by a solid pitching performance from Taylor Perkins and the hitting of Ashleigh Williams, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels defeated the Central Hinds Academy Lady Cougars 12-2 in five innings Monday afternoon in an MAIS District 5-AA game.

Perkins allowed two runs on five hits and just one walk while striking out three batters. The defense behind her was stellar as ACCS didn’t commit a single error. Williams led the Lady Rebels’ nine-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with a double.

“We played our best pitching, our best defense and our best defense of the season today,” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said. “We played a complete ball game (today).”

The Lady Rebels were also very patient at the plate. So much so that Central Hinds starting pitcher Mary Beth Hales, who was charged with the loss, was pulled after walking several batters in the first inning.

ACCS scored three runs in the top of the first inning, seven in the top of the second and two in the top of the third. The early run support was all Perkins needed as she pitched four scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

ACCS (6-7, 1-1) hits the road again today for a 6:15 p.m. game at Amite School Center.

Trinity Episcopal 7, Brookhaven Academy 2

BROOKHAVEN — Mallory Lancaster went 3-for-3 with a double and for the first time this season, Trinity Episcopal did not commit an error as the Lady Saints defeated the Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars Monday afternoon.

Winning pitcher Kailey Hutchins pitched all six innings and held Brookhaven Academy to just two runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout.

The Lady Saints jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play before the Lady Cougars scored one run in the bottom of the third inning and one in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 4-2 ball game. However, Trinity would respond with three runs in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach. Marty Lewis also had a double for the Lady Saints.

Trinity Episcopal (6-7, 2-0) has a 6 p.m. home game today at the Concordia Recreation District 3 Complex in Vidalia against Central Private School.

WCCA 6, Tallulah Academy 5

TALLULAH, La. — A four-run surge in the top of the fourth inning proved to be important for Wilkinson County Christian Academy as the Lady Rams held on to defeat the Tallulah Academy Lady Trojans in MAIS District 7-A action Monday afternoon.

Hannah Lanehart got the win despite a shaky bottom of the fifth inning in which she gave up four runs. She ended up allowing five runs on six hits and four walks to go with eight strikeouts in five innings.

WCCA scored two runs in the top of the second inning and took a 6-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth. Tallulah Academy scored one run in the bottom of the fourth and then made a game of it with its four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth. However, the Lady Trojans could bring in the game-tying run.

Rhiannon Nettles went 2-for-3 with a double, Jamie Lewis was 2-for-3 and Lanehart had a double of her own for the Lady Rams.

WCCA (2-5, 1-1) hits the field again at 6:30 p.m. today for a home game against Silliman Institute.

Bowling Green 12, Centreville Academy 2

CENTREVILLE — The Bowling Green School Lady Buccaneers defeated the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers in an MAIS District 6-AA game Monday night.

Even though the final score looks like Bowling Green run-ruled Centreville, it took all seven innings for the Lady Buccaneers to reach that point.

Makenzie Tarver took the loss on the mound for the Lady Tigers.

Centreville Academy (3-9, 1-2) doesn’t play again until Saturday at the Parklane Academy Tournament.