Centreville picks up wins in tourney, ACCS, Trinity and WCCA struggle
LIBERTY — Only one of the four local teams that participated in the 2014 Amite School Center Tournament — Adams County Christian School, Trinity Episcopal School, Centreville Academy and Wilkinson County Christian Academy — had any success at all Saturday.
But it wasn’t the team many thought would advance deep into the tournament — ACCS. Instead it was Centreville Academy, which came into the tournament with an overall record of 1-10, its worst start in a long time in fast-pitch softball.
The Lady Tigers began their day with a 5-2 win over the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints. Even though Centreville had just one hit in the game, it took advantage of seven Trinity errors.
But in its second game of the day, Centreville lost to the defending MAIS Class A state champion Franklin Academy Lady Cougars 2-1. Franklin Academy won the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
“There was a lot of good pitching and good defense in that game,” said Lady Tigers head coach Mark Mann.
Centreville had no problem in its third game of the day, eliminating WCCA from the tournament with an 11-0 win in just three innings. Katelyn Bell went 2-for-3 with a triple and a home run while Amanda Brown was 2-for-2 with a triple.
Unfortunately, the Lady Tigers could not keep their momentum going against Bowling Green School. The Lady Buccaneers took a 5-1 win to eliminate Centreville from the tournament. Amanda Brown had a triple, one of only two hits in the game for the Lady Tigers.
Centreville (3-12) returns to District 6-AA action at 6 p.m. Monday when it hosts Ben’s Ford Christian School.
As for the other teams, ACCS, Trinity and WCCA each went 0-2 in tournament play.
ACCS was shut out by the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellow Jackets 6-0 and then fell to the Central Private School Lady Rebels 5-2.
“Very, very disappointing day,” said ACCS head coach Forrest Foster. “The only good thing is it’s early in the season we got that out of the way. Terrible base-running is what beat us in the second game.”
ACCS (6-3) begins MAIS District 5-AA action at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Prentiss Christian School.
After losing to Centreville, Trinity Episcopal was eliminated by Silliman Institute’s junior varsity Lady Wildcats team 8-2. Alex Jackson had a triple and Marlee Boyd had a double for Silliman, which limited the Lady Saints to just one hit.
“You can’t give up seven errors (in the first game) and not hit the ball,” said Trinity Episcopal head coach Miranda Smith. “The second game was the same thing. We committed fewer errors, but we didn’t hit the ball.”
Trinity Episcopal (2-5) begins the District 7-A portion of its schedule t 5 p.m. Monday when it plays at Tensas Academy.
Before being eliminated by Centreville, WCCA lost to the host Amite School Center Lady Rebels 6-1.
“Amite kind of took it easy on us,” Lady Rams head coach Jessie Toney said. “The kids are working hard. We just can’t make the plays. We only have 11 players this year. We have a very young team. We’re struggling, but we’ll get there.”
WCCA (0-6) hosts Amite School Center 5 p.m. Monday.