Trinity hangs on to make playoffs

Published 12:40 am Sunday, September 16, 2007

RAYVILLE, La. — The Trinity Lady Saints had to defeat both ACCS and Riverfield Saturday afternoon to clinch a spot in the MPSA Class AA South State Tournament.

That mission was accomplished when Trinity first beat the Lady Rebels 15-0 in four innings and held on for a 7-5 win over the Lady Raiders to finish in a tie with River Oaks at 5-3 in district play.

Alyx Atkinson struck out six batters and allowed just one hit in four innings against ACCS. Mary Catherine Iles went 3-for-4 with a double and Olivia Walden went 2-for-4.

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“We had a lot of fun this season,” ACCS head coach Forrest Foster said of his players. “We improved a lot over the season and are looking forward to next year.”

In the second game of the day, Trinity scored three runs in the top of the first inning and added three more runs in the fifth to take a 7-1 lead. Riverfield wouldn’t go away quietly as the Lady Raiders scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 7-5 game,.

Then the Lady Saints had to play a tiebreaker game against River Oaks to determine the district’s No. 2 and No. 3 seeds for Class AA South State, which takes place Wednesday and Saturday at Amite School Center. They fell short of their goal of being the No. 2 seed as the Lady Mustangs took an 11-1 win. That loss dropped the Lady Saints to 7-7 overall.

River Oaks pitcher Danyelle Copeland held Trinity to just three hits and had an excellent game at the plate going 2-for-3 with two doubles.