ACCS sweeps doubleheader against River Oaks
Published 12:17 am Saturday, March 15, 2008
NATCHEZ — When ACCS needed a big win, they gave the ball to a pitcher who was in need of a good performance.
The Rebels Colin Dollar pitched a complete game, leading the Rebels to a 6-3 win in the first game of a district doubleheader over River Oaks.
The Rebels would sweep the doubleheader with a 9-8 win in the nightcap.
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The game one victory was sweet for Dollar, who gave up a walk-off home run to the Mustangs Tuesday night in a 12-9 loss.
However, he controlled the game for ACCS on Friday, allowing only one earned run.
“He always does a good job for us when he takes the mound,” Rebels coach Hunter McKeivier. “He’s a great kid and works hard. I’m proud of him.”
The Mustangs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Drew Rogers.
However, the Rebels responded with three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
After Hunter Russ scored on a walk with the bases loaded, Luke Brumfield hit a two-run single to give the Rebels a lead they would not relinquish.
Wild pitching by River Oaks’ Austin Finch would lead to three more ACCS runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Christopher Perry led the inning off with a double and was sacrificed to third by Dollar. An infield hit and a hit batsmen loaded the bases when Britton McCall was hit by a pitch, forcing in a run.
Dustin Carroll walked to force in another run and T.J. Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to make the score 6-1.
That was all the runs Dollar would need.
River Oaks scored two unearned runs in the top of the seventh but would get no closer.
Brumfield, Christopher Perry and Ryan Comer were all 2-for-3 in the game for the Rebels.
ACCS 9, River Oaks 8
The Rebels scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake the Mustangs and held off a late rally in the seventh to escape with a win and a sweep of the doubleheader.
ACCS entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 7-4, but came up huge in the inning.
Walks set the table for Britton McCall, who delivered with a two-run single to give the Rebels the lead. Dustin Carroll then hit a sacrifice fly to make the score 9-7.
River Oaks came back with a run in the top of the seventh, but the Rebels slammed the door and escaped with the victory.
“I’m real proud of the guys tonight,” McKeivier said. “We stayed focused and got the job done.”
The sweep of the doubleheader was huge for the Rebels, as it puts them at 2-1 in the district.
“It feels like a lot of weight lifted off my shoulders,” McKeivier said. “We don’t have any district games next week so we’ll get the opportunity to rest up for Prairie View the following week.”