Lady Rebels break down on defense in loss to Brookhaven

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; Too many errors and not enough key hits hampered Adams County Christian School as it lost to Brookhaven for the second time in five days, 12-9.

Lindsey Holmes got the complete-game victory for the Lady Cougars, who remained undefeated and improved to 9-0.

&uot;This is the first time in six years I’ve beat them for both (home and away),&uot; Lady Cougars coach Neal King said. &uot;Adams has a good team. They’re always tough. They never give up.&uot;

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Things did not start off well for the defense behind Lady Rebels pitcher Alesia Brown. After she recorded the first two outs, four straight batters reached base on an error &045; an Angie Davis double and walk to Holmes and another error.

Two of AC’s three errors in the top of the first led to Brookhaven’s first two runs of the game. AC finished with seven errors.

&uot;We had relaxed on defense,&uot; Lady Rebels coach Rick Fife said. &uot;We’ve got work on our defense. I thought Alesia pitched a good game. This was her first time to pitch an A-team game.&uot;

ACCS (16-4) answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. Krystal Truitt and Madelyn Lewis each singled, and Truitt scored when she beat out the throw to home plate before Lewis scored on the Lady Cougars’ only error.

Brookhaven then forced ACCS to play catch-up after scoring five runs in the top of the third inning, keyed by Amber Beeson’s RBI double and Emily Langley’s three-run triple to take a 7-2 lead. The Lady Cougars then added three in the top of the fourth,.

ACCS tried to rally by scoring three runs each in the fifth and sixth, which included a 2-run double by Kristin Cox in the fifth and Brown’s two-run home run in the sixth to cut Brookhaven’s lead to 12-9.

&uot;I did think it (Brown’s home run) was going to get us a rally,&uot; Fife said. &uot;I always tell my girls they win them and I lose them. I definitely lost this one today.&uot;