Rebels pound Lamar for sweep; BA tops AC

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2003

MERIDIAN &045; Not only did Adams County Christian School want to stay in the playoff race, it wanted to at least make up for Wednesday’s debacle.

The Rebels struggled and dropped an 11-10 decision to Lamar in the opener of the three-game set. So they returned the favor with a convincing sweep of the Raiders Friday &045; a 24-2 win in Game 1 and a 13-2 win in Game 2 &045; in two five-inning games.

&uot;It was absolutely an outstanding effort in both games,&uot; ACCS head coach Gill Morris said. &uot;We came back and played some good, solid baseball. Everybody up and down the lineup swung the bats, and we kept pressure on them every inning. Now we’ve got a huge series with Jackson Prep coming up next week.&uot;

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Stats from the game were unavailable, but the Rebels (11-8, 7-8) got home runs from Glenn Williams, Caleb Walker and Tim Foster in the doubleheader along with a slew of doubles to keep the pressure on the Raiders.

Foster went the distance on the mound in Game 1, and Douglas Davis did the same in Game 2.

&uot;We swung the bats, and they had trouble throwing strikes,&uot; Morris said. &uot;They brought in their ace in the second game. I can’t count how many pitchers they threw. I think they threw everybody they had.

&uot;Timmy and Douglas both did a good job on the mound. They both flirted with no-hitters and shutouts. I couldn’t be any happier.&uot;

Brookhaven girls 11, ACCS 7

BROOKHAVEN &045; Brookhaven Academy’s Lady Cougars managed just eight hits but took advantage of four uncharacteristic ACCS errors to pull out a stunning 11-7 upset win over the Lady Rebels Friday afternoon.

&uot;I didn’t think we were very sharp,&uot; Lady Rebels head coach Rick Fife said. &uot;We were very sloppy on the defensive side.&uot;

Kelsie Ward suffered the loss for ACCS on the mound as the Lady Rebels fell to 16-3.

ACCS had 13 hits against Lady Cougar pitching. However, the Lady Rebels weren’t able to get the key hits when they had the bases loaded three different times during the game.

The Lady Rebels took a 3-0 lead after one inning of play, only to see the Lady Cougars take the lead for good with five runs in the top of the second and two in the top of the third.

ACCS cut the lead to 7-6 with a three-run rally in the top of the fourth, but Brookhaven put the game away with four runs in top of the fifth.