Walker homer sparks Rebels to 10-3 victory

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 14, 2003

McCOMB &045; Caleb Walker’s two-run home run started a six-run first inning as the Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the Amite School Center Rebels 10-3 Friday afternoon at the Parklane Tournament.

Walker ended up going 3-for-4 with the home run and a pair of doubles to lead ACCS’s (5-3) hitting attack. Timmy Foster was 3-for-3 with a double and Benji Maher went 2-for-3.

It was not a good game for ASC’s starting pitcher R. Young, who gave up eight runs (seven earned) on six hits, three walks and a hit batsman while striking out just three in two innings of work.

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&uot;I knew Young was their ace,&uot; ACCS head coach Gill Morris said. &uot;We wanted to face him and we did. We just came out swinging the bats.&uot;

After Walker’s two-run shot, the visiting ACCS Rebels scored four more runs in the top of the first inning to jump out to a 6-0 lead.

ACCS starting pitcher Glenn Williams had two superb innings on the mound, giving up just one hit while striking two and getting plenty of help from the defense behind him. Williams was also 2-for-2 at the plate.

&uot;We took them out of the their game,&uot; Morris said. &uot;We swung the bats and played good defense.&uot;

ACCS scored two more runs in the top of the second and third innings to increase its lead to 10-0 over the home-team Rebels from Liberty.

&uot;We left men on base every inning but the first,&uot; Morris said. &uot;We left the bases full in the second and third innings.&uot;