Trinity, ACCS fastpitch softball game gets suspended due to weather

Published 12:48 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

NATCHEZ — The Trinity and ACCS softball teams will have to wait until 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 to decide a winner.

The Tuesday afternoon game was suspended due to weather.

“There was thunder and lightning all around us,” Rebel head coach Forrest Foster said. “It’s not like (the schools) are that far apart to make the game up.”

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The clouds rolled in halfway through the second inning bringing a light shower. The presence of thunder and lightning forced the officials to call a 10-minute delay.

The Lady Saints were winning 7-1 and had two outs on ACCS. Rebel center fielder Chelsea Freeman was next to bat.

ACCS pitcher Lindsey Barber started out strong forcing the lead off-batter for the Lady Saints to ground out to shortstop and the No. 2 batter to fly out.

Barber then walked the next five batters bringing in two runs for the Saints.

“Lindsey got frustrated over some calls the umpire was making,” Foster said. “She has to learn to get past those things. Then she will be fine.”

Sara Beth Fuller was brought in to relieve Barber and she struck out Trinity second baseman Madeline Cross to get out of the inning.

Trinity pitcher Alyx Atkinson was in dominating form striking out the first three batters she faced.

“I felt like our pitching and hitting were doing great,” Saints head coach Sue Geter said. “We just have to keep it up.”

Trinity was able to capitalize on two Lady Rebel fielding errors in the top of the second to extend their lead 7-0.

The Rebels lone run before the delay for the Lady Rebels came after catcher Katie Hester was walked by Atkinson. Hester then stole second and third on passed balls before being knocked in on a sacrifice hit by Cristin Rymer.

“We started to get something going,” Foster said. “We need to continue that when we come back.”