Lady Rebs finish strong over Centreville

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 29, 2000

Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels got off to a slow start against Centreville here Friday. The Lady Rebels scored three runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings for a 9-2 come-from-behind win over the Lady Tigers.

Charmaine Reagan went the distance for the win, giving up three runs and eight hits, striking out two and walking four.

However, it looked like for a while that Centreville pitcher Jenea Jackson was on her way to a win as she gave up only three hits in the first three innings, all singles.

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The Lady Tigers got out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Emily Knighton and Christy K. Powell hit back-to-back singles.

Emily Knighton advanced to second on an error by left-center fielder Neely Ward and third on Powell’s single.

Powell advanced to second on another error by Ward.

&uot;We started off slow,&uot; said ACCS assistant softball coach Danny Hankins. &uot;It (the 10-day layoff) had a lot to do with the slow start.&uot;

Sarah Vine hit a ground ball to third baseman April Boyd, who threw to first baseman Shannon Givens for the first out. Givens then threw to catcher Alesia Brown, who tagged Emily Knighton at home for the second out.

Kristin Knighton hit a single to bring in Powell.

The Lady Rebels (12-5) then took the lead for good by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth.

With one out, Laurie Davis and Riana Flynn singled. Boyd, Candace Duplechin and Reagan then hit RBI singles to score Davis, Flynn and Boyd.

ACCS had a chance to have an even bigger inning with the bases loaded and only one out after Casey Stutzman walked.

But Jenea Jackson got Givens to fly out to right center field and Brown to ground out to third base to end the inning.

The Lady Rebels scored three more runs in the fifth inning. After a lead-off walk by Nikki Hankins, Ward hit an inside-the-park home run for a 5-0 lead. Holli Hankins then singled and later scored on a Boyd single.

Ward and Boyd each finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Duplechin was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Givins also went 2-for-3.

Centreville scored one run in the top of the sixth when Emily Kinghton walked and later scored on a Parnell single.

ACCS’s final three runs of the game came in the bottom of the sixth.

Stutzman and Givens scored on an error right-center fielder Rachel Jackson and Brown scored on a Nikki Hankins single.

Centreville scored its last run of the game in the top of the seventh inning as Rachel Jackson walked and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jenea Jackson.

ACCS hosts Huntington next Tuesday at 4 p.m.

In the junior varsity game, ACCS routed Centreville 18-2. The game was ended in three innings due to the 15-run rule.

Kelsie Ward was the winning pitcher.

Flynn hit a 3-run inside-the park home run in the first inning and a two-run inside-the-park homer in the third.

Duplechin hit a 2-run inside the park homer in the second inning.