Adams Christian splits at CP; Huntington tops Saints

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2005

BAKER, La. &045; The Adams Christian Rebels opened up their regular season with a split at the Central Private Tournament Tuesday, starting off with a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Parklane.

Parklane appeared to be in control of this game with a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning. That’s when the momentum shifted to the Rebels.

Clay Floyd walked and went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Corey Walker. Ray Simpson singled, moving Floyd over to third. Cole Bradford then singled to score Floyd. Jamie Morris singled to score Simpson as Adams Christian cut the Pioneers’ lead to 3-2.

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Parklane was held scoreless in the top of the sixth inning and was unable to hold its’ one-run lead in the bottom of that inning.

Dustin Carroll walked and moved to third on a single to right field by Floyd. Walker bunted to score Carroll and got to first on an error. Simpson’s sacrifice bunt got Floyd to third. Bradford then doubled to score Floyd and Walker.

Walker was the winning pitcher and Matt Barnes pitched the sixth inning to pick up the save.

The second game, however, was much different as the Rebels lost to the third-ranked Central Private Rebels 10-1 despite getting eight hits.

However, all eight hits were singles. David Alton New III led Adams Christian (1-1) at the plate by going 3-for-3. ACCS scored its only run in the top of the first inning.

The rest of the game belonged to Central Private, which tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first and scored two in the second, four in the third and three in the fourth.

Huntington 11, Trinity Episcopal 1

FERRIDAY, La. &045; Trey Keith pitched a six-inning complete game and allowed just five hits as the Hounds rolled to a 10-run win in six innings over Trinity in the Saints’ season opener.

Richard Steele led Huntington (2-0) at the plate by going 2-for-2. Trey Corbett and Austin Butler each hit doubles. Kyle Dunaway led Trinity with a 2-for-3 performance with both hits being doubles. Matthew Freeman also had a double for the Saints.

Amite County 11, Natchez 8

LIBERTY &045; The Trojans had the lead most of the way and held on to take the win in a game called after five innings due to darkness.

Robert Williams started for the Trojans before being pulled after 2 1/3 innings. Amite had the three-run lead heading into the fifth inning and held the Bulldogs scoreless.