ACCS, Monterey post Saturday wins

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 2, 2003

LIBERTY &045; By all accounts, the Adams County Christian School Rebels are on the right track.

Granted, it’s just the first week of the season, it’s still cold and rainy outside and basketball has just ended. But the Rebels at least fell good about going into this week’s district opener after taking two wins over the weekend at the Amite School Center tournament.

The Rebels downed Oak Forest Saturday 7-4 and will host Riverfield Tuesday before traveling to Central Private for a three-game set this weekend.

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&uot;I was worried about being flat after the win over Silliman (Friday), but we did what we had to do,&uot; ACCS head coach Gill Morris said. &uot;We ended the week 3-0, and I couldn’t be happier. They worked hard, listened and did the little things it takes to win. That’s what it’s all about. We’re right where we want to be, and this is what we hoped for going into a tough schedule next week.&uot;

The Rebels had to rally in their last at-bat in the top of the fifth to keep the Yellow Jackets trailing on the scoreboard. AC had a 4-3 lead after four innings but got a

leadoff double from Douglas Davis to start a three-run rally.

Kevin Bishop followed with a single before Benji Maher did the same. Ray Simpson and Matt Marchbanks followed with run-scoring singles for a 7-3 lead.

The Yellow Jackets scored one in the bottom of the fifth before Davis closed the door in relief on the mound.

&uot;I played a lot of young guys,&uot; Morris said. &uot;I had heard they were not that strong. We came on in the fifth inning and got three runs on the board that were real big. I was really proud of them. Even though I was playing a lot of young guys, we didn’t have but two strikeouts.&uot;

The Rebels took a 3-0 lead in the second when Kevin Bishop, Brian Smith and Clay Floyd came across to score. The Yellow Jackets got their first run in the third off AC starter David Trisler and two more in the fourth after AC got a run in the top of the fourth when Dustin Case doubled home Benji Maher.

Monterey 7, Vidrine 0

MONTEREY, La. &045; In the rematch of last year’s playoff battle, this time it was all Wolves.

The Wolves (3-0) pounded out 12 hits and got a solid outing on the mound from Phillip Bryan to avenge last season’s 8-5 loss in the opening round of the playoffs to the Tigers.

&uot;We played an all-around good ball game offensively and defensively,&uot; Monterey head coach Hank Zizzi said. &uot;Twelve hits &045; what can you say about that? We just played good all-around ball, and we need to keep it up.&uot;

Bryan struck out nine and walked one in five innings of work, while Max Green pitched the last two.

The Wolves took a 1-0 lead in the second when Green scored when the Tigers overthrew third on a steal attempt. Monterey tacked on two in the third when Chad Thomas tripled in A.J. Smith and Green scored on a groundout by Ben Brailler after reaching base on a double.

Monterey got four more in the sixth when Bryan doubled home Billy Metcalf and Ryan Perkins and A.J. Smith banged out a two-run homer.