Rebels tie up Hounds

Published 12:18 am Tuesday, March 3, 2009

FERRIDAY — Big hits came through for the Adams County Christian baseball team Monday in a 14-1 win against Huntington School.

Brandon Sanders, Jake Brumfield and Christopher Perry all hit home runs in the fifth inning to solidify a game that was already fairly in hand.

“In the fifth we led off inning with a home run by Sanders,” ACCS coach Hunter McKievier said. “The next guy walked, and then we hit back-to-back home runs by Brumfield and Perry.”

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Both Sanders and Brumfield have had three straight multiple-hit games, and Sanders has had more than one hit in four of the last five games.

“He’s set us up perfectly,” McKievier said. “He’s been the prototypical great leadoff guy for us. He’s getting on base, and the middle of the lineup is driving in the runs.”

ACCS scored two runs in the first and four in the third, while Huntington’s only run came in the second inning.

Joey Roberts had the Hounds’ only double of the game, while Sanders, Ryan Comer and Colin Dollar all hit doubles for the Rebels (3-2).

Brumfield hit two double-baggers and was the winning pitcher, throwing eight strikes in four innings.

“He had control of his fastball — he could put it wherever he wanted to,” McKievier said. “His curveball was good, and his changeup would die. We were able to set up hitters the way we wanted.”

McKiever said the game was the most complete the Rebels have put together this season, both offensively and defensively.

They will cross the river to play Vidalia on Thursday.