Errors cost ACCS in 10-5 loss

Published 12:02am Saturday, March 15, 2014

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School couldn’t overcome its mistakes in the field Friday in a 10-5 loss to Silliman Institute at home.

ACCS head coach Ricky Spears tipped his hat to Silliman’s performance, but he knew his team didn’t make the game an easy outing for sophomore pitcher Tyler Cauthen.

“That’s a good ball club,” Spears said. “They’re going to put the ball in play. We just have to execute defensively. You cannot make plays and expect to beat a quality team like they are.”

Cauthen pitched two innings and gave up seven runs, with five of the runs coming from errors in the field.

The Rebels committed eight errors in the contest.

“That’s tough on anybody,” Spears said. “I pitched in college, and when guys aren’t making plays behind you, you start to press.”

Brandon Ross led the Rebels back early. He recorded a 2-RBI double that helped tie the game at 3 on a night where ACCS honored Tyler Brumfield. Ross carved the initials “TB” in the dirt before his at-bat.

Ross led the Rebels in hitting on the night, going 2-for-4. Tyler Slackstill had an RBI single to tie the game in the first inning.

Five Silliman errors would allow ACCS to creep back into the game, closing the gap to 8-5. However, two more errors in the seventh inning would allow Silliman to pick up two more runs to get to 10.