Rebels split with River Oaks

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MONROE, La. — The bats were all but silent for the Adams County Christian baseball team in a doubleheader at River Oaks Monday.

The Rebels won game one 3-1 off one very well timed hit but lost the second game 7-0.

ACCS had five hits in the second game despite scoring no runs.

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“We didn’t bring the bats with us (Monday),” coach Hunter McKeivier said. “We did not hit well at all. We’ve just got to be able to produce better than what we did.”

Brandon Sanders did nearly all the work for the Rebels Monday night.

With the score tied at 1 in the top of the seventh, Sanders hit a two-run home run to secure the win.

ACCS had just two hits in game one.

Sanders was 2-for-4 with a double at the plate in game two, but no one could send him home.

“That two-run home run was a very clutch hit for us,” McKeivier said. “But nobody could do much. We came out flat in both of those games.”

Jake Brumfield recorded the first game win, and Johnny Smith took the loss in game two.

River Oaks bats awoke in game two to score four runs in the first inning and another in the second. They added insult to injury with runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

The Rebels had four errors in game one and five in game two.

“I’m not pleased with that,” McKeivier said of the fielding problems. “We’ve got to get back to fundamentals. We have to be able to field and hit the baseball.”

The Rebels (12-8, 7-4) will travel to Prairie View Wednesday for their last games of the regular season.

ACCS is still in first place in the MPSA District 3-AA but must win one more game to secure that spot for good.