WCCA trounces Tallulah
Published 1:05 am Saturday, April 4, 2009
TALLULAH, La. — Tallulah Academy had no answer for Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s Hayden Whetstone on the mound or at the plate, as the Rams rolled to an 11-0 win over the Trojans for a key win in MPSA District 6-A action Friday afternoon.
WCCA played a much better game both at the plate and in the field than it did in a tough district loss to Huntington on Wednesday night. The Rams had 11 hits against the Trojans, and their defense committed no errors.
“We had 11 errors in that (Huntington) game. In this game we were error-free. We made the plays,” WCCA head coach Ray Olive said. “We were aggressive at the plate, and we hit the ball. We had just two strikeouts today as opposed to 16 against Huntington.”
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Whetstone went all six innings for the Rams and gave up just five hits — all singles. He struck out five, walked one and hit two batters. At the plate, he was 2-for-4 with five runs batted in. That included a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.
During a seven-run rally in the top of the second inning, Sutton Olive delivered the crushing blow with a three-run home run. Corey Smith added a solo home run in the top of the third inning.
The win put WCCA at 8-11 overall and 3-4 in district play. Olive said his team will have to defeat Tensas Academy on April 9 and have another team slip up for his team to make the district tournament.
Cathedral 14, West Lincoln 3 (5 innings)
BROOKHAVEN —Dylan White hit a grand slam home run as the Cathedral Green Wave moved even closer to winning the Division 7-1A championship by defeating the West Lincoln Bears Friday night.
Preston Edwards added two home runs of his own to provide winning pitcher Aaron White all the run support he needed in this five-inning contest.
With the win, Cathedral remained undefeated this season. The Green Wave improved to 13-0 overall and 9-0 in division play with one division game to go.
Block 17, Northwood-Lena 0 (5 innings)
LENA, La. — Chase Duncan and Dustin Winborne combined to pitch a no-hitter as the Block Bears hammered the Northwood-Lena Gators Friday afternoon despite having just three hits.
Duncan pitched the first three innings and struck out six of the nine batters he faced to pick up the win. Winborne came on in relief for the final two innings. He struck out two and hit one batter.
Block (10-5, 1-2) broke a scoreless tie by scoring 10 runs in the top of the second inning. The Bears added two runs in each of the next two innings before scoring three runs in the top of the fifth. All of Block’s hits went for singles.
Oak Forest 4, Centreville 2 (Game 1)
Centreville 3, Oak Forest 2 (Game 2)
AMITE, La. — Centreville’s Logan Felder held a good Oak Forest team to just six hits as the Tigers rallied to defeat the Yellow Jackets Friday night in the second game of an MPSA District 5-AA varsity doubleheader.
After three and a half innings of scoreless play, Oak Forest scored its only two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Centreville then answered with three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Tyler Toles, Emile Garrett and Hunter Travis had two hits each for the Tigers (10-9, 2-5).
Centreville lost the first game of the doubleheader after Oak Forest broke a 2-2 game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gill had a home run among his two hits and winning pitcher Perrin had two hits, including a double, to lead Oak Forest (6-6 in District 5-AA).