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Softball roundups: ACCS softball stays alive, beats Simpson

PEARL — After being shut out by North State champion Bayou Academy 12-0 in a first-round game, Adams County Christian School found itself against an all-too-familiar opponent in an elimination game at the MAIS Class AA State Tournament — Simpson Academy.

But the Lady Rebels made sure their season would not end in the same fashion their run at the Class AA South State Tournament ended as they defeated Simpson Academy 6-1 to send the Lady Cougars packing.

“In the fourth inning, we started playing small ball,” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said. “They made two errors that led to three runs. In that inning, we bunted three times.”

The Lady Rebels tacked on three more runs in the top of the fourth. Lexie Emanuel, who went 2-for-3, had the big hit being a two-run double. Anna McDaniel was 2-for-4 and Taylor Perkins threw a two-hitter and struck out two in a complete-game performance.

As for the loss to Bayou Academy, Foster said a big inning by the Lady Colts that was aided by several Lady Rebels miscues in the field was the difference.

“We committed seven consecutive errors in the bottom of the third inning and that helped them blow it open,” Foster said. “The girls played tight. They were a little nervous.”

The Lady Rebels had just one hit and wound up committing nine errors for the game.

ACCS (18-18) next plays at 9 a.m. Monday against Leake Academy in another elimination game.