Centreville edges Trinity, ACCS winless in tournament

Published 12:01am Sunday, September 8, 2013

CENTREVILLE — Braelon Bigner pitched a complete-game three-hitter and Laramie Greer went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers to an 8-6 come-from-behind win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints in a five-inning game Saturday morning.

Bigner went the distance and somehow managed to be the winning pitcher despite walking eight batters and hitting two batters. The defense behind her was a key factor as Centreville didn’t commit a single error.

Kailey Hutchins was charged with the loss for the Lady Saints after Centreville scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead. She lasted only two innings because of a sore back and gave up two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and one walk.

Marty Lewis pitched the final two innings. After Trinity tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth inning, Centreville answered with a five-run rally in the bottom of the fourth for an 8-3 lead. The Lady Saints tried to rally themselves, but could only manage three runs. Kayla Gilmore went 2-for-3 for the Lady Saints.

Trinity Episcopal (9-11) has a critical MAIS District 7-A game at 6 p.m. Monday when it hosts Tallulah Academy. The Lady Saints must win to wrap up second place in the district and secure a berth in the Class A South State Tournament. Centreville Academy (7-12) has a 7:15 p.m. game Monday at District 6-AA opponent Bowling Green School.

ACCS goes winless at Co-Lin Tournament

WESSON — The Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels went 0-3 Saturday at the Co-Lin Tournament, losing to Parklane Academy 9-1, Simpson Academy 7-2, and Bowling Green School 10-2.

In the first game, Taylor Perkins gave up nine runs, seven earned, on seven hits and three walks with just one strikeout in four complete innings. ACCS had just two hits in that game.

In the second game, which lasted just four innings because of the time limit, the Lady Rebels committed had as many errors, four, as they did hits. Brooke Runnels took the loss after allowing seven runs, five earned, on five hits with one strikeout and two walks. Perkins had a double for ACCS.

In the third game, the Lady Rebels led Bowling Green 2-0 after three innings before the Lady Buccaneers’ bats woke up. A four-run rally in the top of the fourth inning gave Bowing Green the lead for good. Perkins suffered the loss as she gave up 10 runs, only four earned, on 10 hits and two walks to go with four strikeouts. Tory Laird went 2-for-3 with a triple and Jordan Petty was 2-for-2 with a double.

ACCS (9-10) has a 7:15 p.m. home game Monday against Silliman Institute.