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Trinity grabs shutout win against Tallulah Academy

VIDALIA — Marty Lewis pitched a complete-game shutout and Trinity Episcopal scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Lady Saints defeated the Tallulah Academy Lady Trojans 6-0 Monday afternoon at the Concordia Recreation District 3 Complex.

The game went only five innings because of the hour and a half time limit and it was the first shutout victory of the season for Trinity Episcopal, which came closer to clinching second place in MAIS District 7-A and a spot in the upcoming MAIS Class A South State Tournament.

Lewis held Tallulah Academy to just two hits and one walk and she struck out seven batters. She faced a total of 20 batters — an average of four batters an inning. And just one of the four batters who got on base reached third base.

“That (shutout) was one of our pitching goals,” Trinity head coach Miranda Doughty said. “Marty did a great job with seven strikeouts and one walk. I’m okay with one walk. She hit her spots. I couldn’t ask for a better game from her.”

In the five-run rally that broke a scoreless game in the bottom of the second, the Lady Saints took advantage of some walks by the Lady Trojans, but also some timely hitting of their own.

“Kailey Hutchins started with a single up the middle. Hannah Fitt scored two runs with a single. Gabby Knight had a hit,” Doughty said.

Trinity scored their final run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning. Even though the Lady Saints didn’t have an extra base hit or any multiple hitters, Doughty said her team’s hitting improved from what it had been in recent games.

“Tonight, I asked them to work the count. A lot of them waited on the pitch they wanted,”Doughty said. “We had a rough pitch, a minor bump last week, but I think we’ve got it straightened out,”

Trinity Episcopal (10-11, 4-3) plays at 6 p.m. today at home for Senior Night against Centreville Academy.

Franklin Academy 15, WCCA 0

WINNSBORO, La. — The Franklin Academy Lady Cougars took advantage of some miscues by Wilkinson County Christian Academy to score 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to run-ruling the Lady Rams in four innings Monday afternoon in an MAIS District 7-A game.

“They hit the ball really well. We had a chance to get out of the first inning with little or no damage,” WCCA assistant coach Jessie Toney said. “We misplayed a couple of fly balls that hurt us. They went in and out of the glove. Then they hit a grand slam and that was what really broke our back. It was 2-0 before that.”

Franklin Academy then scored five runs over the next three innings to end the game early.

“We hit the ball, but we hit it right at them,” Toney said. “They’re a very good team.”

WCCA (N/A, 1-5) will be on the road for a 6:30 p.m. game Thursday at Trinity Episcopal.

Bowling Green 8, Centreville Academy 0

FRANKLINTON, La. — The Bowling Green School Lady Buccaneers scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning and four in the bottom of the third to put away the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers Monday night in MAIS District 6-AA action.