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Rebels win doubleheader in Tensas

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Because Tensas Academy does not have a varsity team, the Lady Rebels’ varsity team and Lady Chiefs’ junior varsity team played each other in an unexpected doubleheader.

Adams County Christian School was originally scheduled to play one varsity game against Tensas Academy Tuesday afternoon.

And because of that change, ACCS head coach Forrest Foster played some of his JV players in what turned out to be a sweep of Tensas Academy. The Lady Rebels won the first game 10-5 and took the second game 5-1.

Tensas Academy scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and Bailey Keyes pitched well until running into trouble in the top of the third inning. That’s when ACCS scored seven runs on six hits, a walk, an error and a wild pitch.

Brianna Henson led off the inning with a single, which was followed by a Brooke Allen single. Lexi Emanuel singled in Henson and Allen to tie the game at 2-2. Michaela Ashley added a single of her own and Jordan Petty singled in a run. Anna McDaniel reached on a walk and Bailey Boyd singled in two runs. An error and a wild pitch led to the Lady Rebels’ last two runs of the frame.

McDaniel added a three-run triple in the top of the fifth inning that gave the Lady Rebels a commanding 10-3 advantage. Harley Martin had a triple for the Rebels, as well.

The Lady Chiefs scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it was not enough.

McDaniel was the winning pitcher after she allowed three earned runs on four hits and four walks to go with seven strikeouts in five innings. Bailey Keyes took the loss after allowing 10 runs on six hits with two strikeouts and one walk in five innings. She was hurt by a defense that committed seven errors.

The second game, which went four innings, was scoreless until ACCS scored four runs in the top of the third. The Lady Rebels added another run in the top of the fourth. Tensas Academy scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth.

Brooke Runnels pitched a one-hitter and struck out six batters to get the win. Taylor Olds was charged with the loss after she gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks despite striking out four batters.

Neither team had an extra-base hit and ACCS did not have a single multiple hitter.

ACCS (5-1) hosts Centreville Academy at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.