Prep Roundup: ACCS picks up second win
NATCHEZ — Wade Simpson allowed just three hits, struck out nine batters and hit a home run as the Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the Amite School Center Rebels 10-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon in an MAIS District 5-AA game.
ACCS scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning before putting the game completely out of reach with nine runs in the bottom of the third inning. Then in the bottom of the fifth, Lester Wells hit a double that brought in two runs and ended the game.
Wells ended up going 2-for-4 with the two RBIs in while Luke Thomas went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Tyler Stockstill went 2-for-3 at the plate and Simpson drove in two runs as ACCS finished with nine hits.
Simpson pitched all five innings and walked just one batter. Aaron McKay was charged with the loss for Amite School Center as he lasted just two and two-thirds innings.
ACCS (2-5, 2-3) next plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Amite School Center.
Cathedral 9, Pelahatchie 5
PELAHATCHIE — Jacob Jenkins went 3-for-4 and Alex Weadock was 2-for-4 as the Cathedral Green Wave rallied in the latter innings to defeat the Pelahatchie Chiefs 9-5 in the MHSAA Region 7-1A opener Tuesday afternoon.
Pelahatchie jumped on Cathedral’s Thomas Garrity for three runs in the bottom of the first inning. However, the Chiefs did not score again until the bottom of the fifth when they plated two runs to go ahead 5-2.
The Green Wave scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to cut the Chiefs’ lead to 5-4 and then capped off the comeback with a five-run rally in the top of the seventh inning. It was up to Garrity to close the deal on Pelahatchie in the bottom of the seventh and he did just that, keeping the Chiefs off the scoreboard.
Garrity went the distance and allowed five runs on eight hits. Zach Flattmann had the only extra-base hit for either team with a double.
Cathedral (8-1, 1-0) plays host to Pelahatchie at 7 p.m. Friday.
WCCA 9, Tallulah Academy 7
TALLULAH, La. — Just when it looked like Tallulah Academy was going to have its way with Wilkinson County Christian Academy, the Rams stormed back and ended up defeating the Trojans 9-7 in eight innings Tuesday night in MAIS District 7-A action.
Tallulah Academy had a 5-0 lead after three innings of play, but WCCA responded with two runs in the top of the fourth inning and three more in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 5-5. The Rams were down 6-5 heading into the top of the seventh inning, but Tyler Radley gave them the lead with a two-run home run. The Trojans tied the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning and sent the game into extra innings.
WCCA scored two runs in the top of the eight inning and Reed Sturgeon pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth to pick up the save.
Tyler Butler ended up being the winning pitcher. Sturgeon went 3-for-4 with a double, Harrison Holden was 3-for-5 with two doubles, and Radley ended up going 2-for-4.
WCCA (2-3, 2-1) hosts Tallulah Academy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Centerville Academy 7, Central Private 2
CENTREVILLE — Colby Shaw struck out 12 batters in six strong innings and Hayden Mounce went 3-for-3 as the Centreville Academy Tigers upended the Central Private School Rebels 7-2 Tuesday night in an MAIS District 6-AA game.
Casey Haygood went 2-for-4 for Centreville, which scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and was never seriously threatened by Central Private. The Tigers added two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead 6-1.
Dylan Ivey pitched the top of the seventh and got the save. Centreville Academy (14-3, 5-1) next plays at Central Private School for a varsity doubleheader on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Warren Central 17, Cathedral 7
Jordan Lee went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple, was walked twice and had three runs batted in to lead the Warren Central Lady Vikings to a 17-7 win over the Cathedral Lady Green Wave Tuesday afternoon.
Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second inning and none in the third inning to make it a 4-4 game. Then Warren Central took control with a four-run rally in the top of the fourth inning that gave the Lady Vikings the lead for good at 8-4.
While the Lady Vikings were piling up runs on starting pitcher Emily Rasco and reliever Elizabeth Smith, the Lady Green Wave was unable to keep pace with them. That’s because winning pitcher Darby Gain held them to just one run each in the bottom of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Warren Central added two runs in the top of the fifth inning, four in the top of the sixth and three in the top of the seventh. Gain went the distance and gave up seven runs, only two earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
Rasco was charged with the loss after allowing six runs, four earned, on four hits, five walks and one hit batter to go with four strikeouts in four innings. Smith did not do much better in her three innings, giving up nine runs, but just one earned, on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Baylee Graning went 3-for-4 with one run batted in while McKenzie Milligan went 2-for-3 with one RBI for Cathedral (4-4), which begins MHSAA Region 7-1A play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive.
Softball: Monterey 15, Harrisonburg 0
HARRISONBURG, La. — Paige Bryan had quite the day for Monterey High School in the Lady Wolves’ 15-0 win over the Harrisonburg High School Lady Bulldogs in four innings Tuesday afternoon in the LHSAA District 6-B opener.
Bryan pitched a no-hitter, allowed just one batter to reach base on a walk, struck out two batters, hit a grand slam home run in the top of the fourth inning, and finished a triple away from hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a double.
Karlee Woodruff also had a big performance at the plate for Monterey. She hit a pair of three-run home runs, the first of which came when the Lady Wolves broke a scoreless game with six runs in the top of the third inning. The second one was part of a nine-run barrage in the top of the fourth that gave them a 15-0 lead. She also went 3-for-4.
The Lady Wolves finished with 17 hits in the game. Bailey Book, Baler Smith and Tiffany Weeks each went 2-for-3 with a double and Ashley Wilson was 2-for-3.
Monterey (8-6, 1-0) plays at Grace Christian at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Softball: Tylertown 3, Franklin County 2
MEADVILLE — Gee Holmes scattered six hits and struck out seven batters in a complete-game outing as the Tylertown Lady Chiefs held on for a 3-2 win over the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in an MHSAA Region 7-3A game.
Tylertown scored all three of its runs in the top of the first inning on just one hit, but the Lady Chiefs were aided by three walks from starting pitcher Emilee Wallace, who was pulled without getting a single batter out.
Harley McKay entered in relief and pitched seven complete innings, holding Tylertown without a run the rest of the game on two hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Holmes kept the Lady Bulldogs off the scoreboard until giving up two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning that made it a 3-2 game. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Hayle McKinney went 2-for-3 with two doubles and Macy Brabham was 3-for-3 with a double for Franklin County (5-6, 1-1), which plays host to Wesson at 6 p.m. Thursday.