Rebels edge Centreville in tourney

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MCCOMB — Adams County Christian School sophomore pitcher Colin Dollar struck out 10 batters as the Rebels defeated the Centreville Tigers 3-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Parklane Tournament.

Dollar pitched six straight shutout innings, scattered six hits and walked none in a complete-game performance to pick up the win. ACCS (7-5) ended up going 2-1 at the Parklane Tournament and will have the rest of the week off before resuming MPSA District 3-AA play at Prairie View next Tuesday.

The Rebels gave Dollar all the run support he would need in the top of the first inning when they scored three runs off Centreville pitcher Kyle Brown. The game was pretty much a pitching dual between the two as Brown kept the Rebels off the scoreboard in the final six innings.

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The Tigers, however, didn’t score their only run until the bottom of the seventh inning. Brown also led them at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double.

ACCS was led by Luke Brumfield, who went 2-for-4, and Hunter Russ, who had a double.

Franklin County 4, Wesson 3

WESSON — Jordan Hunt brought in all four Franklin County runs with a pair of big hits to lead the Bulldogs past the Cobras Tuesday night for their 11th straight win.

Hunt’s two-run triple got things going for Franklin County in the top of the first inning. But a sluggish start on the mound by Ben McDowell and a couple of errors allowed Wesson to tie the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the first.

It would remain that way until Hunt gave the Bulldogs the lead for good in the top of the fifth inning with his two-run home run. The Cobras cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, but McDowell shut them down in the bottom of the seventh.

“Jordan Hunt stepped up for us big,” Franklin County head coach Jeremy Loy said. “Ben settled down after the first inning.”

Hunt went 2-for-4 and Ryne Tutor was 2-for-4 with a double for the Bulldogs, who won the game despite committing four errors and striking out 12 times against Wesson pitcher Jonathan Grace.

Franklin County was originally scheduled to take on Wilkinson County in a Region 7-3A doubleheader on Tuesday, but that will take place at 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7. The Bulldogs will then host Cathedral at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8.

Monterey 8, Harrisonburg 5

MONTEREY — Led by the hitting of Chance Cooper and the pitching of Jared Ensminger, the Wolves fought back from an early deficit to defeat the Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon.

Cooper had two hits, both going for doubles, to go with two runs batted in. Billy Metcalf went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Jon Lipsey and Ensminger also had doubles for Monterey (3-8).

On the mound, Ensminger allowed five runs on six hits and struck out five batters to get the win for the Wolves.

Harrisonburg jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before Monterey tied the game in the bottom of the second inning. After the Bulldogs retook the lead with one run in the top of the third inning, the Wolves answered with two runs in the bottom of the third that gave them the lead for good.

Monterey added to its lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Both teams then scored one run apiece in the fifth inning, giving the Wolves an 8-4 lead. The Bulldogs tried to rally in the top of the seventh, but could only muster one run.

Monterey will travel to Jonesville, La., on Thursday to take on the Block Bears at 3:30 p.m.