WCCA beats wind, Tensas

Published 1:34 pm Saturday, April 7, 2007

Having to deal with a gusty north wind that at times reached 40 miles per hour is bad enough. But it’s worse when the home team scores no runs in the first four innings.

Unfortunately for Tensas Academy, that’s exactly what happened Friday afternoon as they fell behind 10-0 after four innings and ended up falling to the WCCA Rams 11-5 in an MPSA District 7-A game.

“When there was a fly ball, it would start in left field and end up in right field,” WCCA head coach Ray Olive said of both teams having to deal with the less-than-ideal weather conditions.

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The strong wind made things interesting for not only the outfielders, but the infielders as well. As a result, both teams combined to commit 19 errors — 11 by the Chiefs and eight by the Rams.

But it was one big inning by WCCA (8-10, 3-2) that proved to be the difference.

The Rams led 2-0 after two innings of play, but then scored six runs in the top of the third inning for an 8-0 lead.

They added two more runs in the top of the fourth for insurance.

Winning pitcher Colin Doré and Darryl Higgins provided much of the offense for the Rams.

Doré went 2-for-2 with a triple and Higgins was 2-for-3 with a double.

By the time Tensas (1-11, 0-6) finally scored, it was too little, too late.

The Chiefs managed six hits on the day — the same amount WCCA would finish with — but were unable to capitalize on base runners and had no extra base hits.