ACCS off to a fresh start

Published 9:41 am Monday, March 26, 2007

Adams County Christian School head baseball coach Ron Rushing said his team is off to a new start as they prepare for three district games this week.

After dropping all three district matchups against Porters Chapel, Rushing said the Rebels have a new goal.

“We got them (Porters Chapel) out of the way, for us this week is about starting over. Our goal is to take two out of three from the rest of the district teams,” he said.

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With the Rebels 6-9 overall and 0-3 in district play, they will try to begin their turn around on the road against Prairie View on Tuesday. They will then face Prairie View again in a double header on Friday, before facing Parklane on the road on Saturday.

So far Rushing said he has not been satisfied with his team’s play. He said his team must develop more consistency in the field and at the plate.

“Defensively, we have struggled with errors a little bit. But we can get better. We just have to continue to work hard and get better,” he said.

Rushing said the Rebels are finding new guys to try on the mound, but he said right now there is no one in the bullpen that can throw a complete game.

Cathedral laying perfect district record on line

The Cathedral Green wave will take their 4-0 district record on the road twice this week as they dig in for three straight district games.

Cathedral will face Enterprise today at 7 p.m. on the road. Enterprise is third in the district, while the Green Wave sit atop the district, one game ahead of St. Aloysius. They will then face Bouge Chitto at home on Thursday, and then hit the road again on Friday for a show down with Salem.

“We are playing pretty good on the road. Tomorrow will be a good test for us,” Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley. “I suspect it will be a low scoring game.”

Being perfect in district makes the Green Wave the hunted instead of the hunter. Beesley said that means every team Cathedral faces will be throwing their number one pitcher. He said his team must must be ready to play, and must start scoring more runs.

Vidalia face tough schedule as district approaches

The Vidalia Vikings will host Oak Grove on Tuesday, and will travel to face Louisiana’s Class A number three team in Mangum on Thursday.

Vidalia head coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir said Mangum is a tough because they are strong at the plate, an have a talented tandem of left handed pitchers.

“They have a good chance of winning the Class A state title this year,” he said.

Hoffpauir said Oak Grove will also be a tough foe. He said they have a hard throwing pitcher that can keep them in every game they play.

Hoffpauir said he would like to see his team improve offensively. He said right now the Vikings are leaving too many runners stranded on base. He said team must improve on the mound.

Hoffpauir said his team must fix these things as the Vikings prepare for district play in a week, and the start of their playoff run following the completion of their district schedule.