Natchez High blows out Wingfield

Published 2:20 am Wednesday, April 7, 2010

JACKSON — For one of the few times this season, Natchez High head coach Charlie Williams had a lot of positive things to say about his team’s performance.

It took just three innings for Natchez High to take care of Wingfield 16-0 in a Division 6-6A game Tuesday afternoon behind a solid pitching performance by winning pitcher Javon Washington and the Bulldogs putting together 17 hits.

Washington went all three innings on the mound for the Bulldogs. He struck out seven of the 13 batters he faced, gave up just two hits and walked two batters.

“He did a great job. His curveball and slider were working real well. And he threw strikes,” Williams said. “I was pleased with his performance. Very pleased.”

Natchez High (7-7, 3-2) scored two runs in the top of the first inning to give Washington enough run support to work with. However, the Bulldogs weren’t done as they plated six runs in the top of the second and ended the game real early by scoring eight runs in the top of the third.

Trevon Chatman had his best day at the plate this season by going 4-for-4 with a double and a triple. Washington helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 and Alfred Banks was 3-for-4 with a double.

“I was pleased with the fact that we made contact with the ball. We hit pretty well,” Williams said.

Central Private 6, ACCS 2

BAKER, La. — Steven O’Bryant had a strong outing on the mound for Central Private Tuesday night, holding Adams County Christian School to one run over six innings as the Central Private defeated the Rebels Tuesday night.

This was a key MAIS District 5-AA game for both teams after Centreville’s 2-1 win over Silliman on Monday night. Central Private, the No. 2 team in Class AA, needed a win to stay two games ahead of Centreville while ACCS needed to win to stay in third place by itself.

Central Private jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning off ACCS starting pitcher Johnny Smith thanks to four base hits and a walk. The host Rebels would add another un in the bottom of the fourth and two in the bottom of the fifth.

“They put together some hits and scored some runs,” ACCS head coach Hunter McKeivier said.

Brennan Fuchis went 2-for-3 and Hunter Fauntleroy was 2-for-4 for Central Private, which had eight hits in the game.

As for O’Bryant, McKeivier said he did a good job keeping ACCS’s batters off balance with his pitch selection and location. He struck out six and walked two. He kept the visiting Rebels scoreless through the first five innings before they finally broke through in the top of the sixth.

“O’Bryant had a good fastball and go us out in front with the curveball. They made some great defensive plays. That was the difference in the ball game,” McKeivier said.

Smith gave up six hits, had the one walk and struck out two in four and one-third innings. ACCS got a double from Tyler Brumfield among its four hits.

Central Private improved to 16-5 overall and 9-1 in district play while ACCS fell to 10-11 overall and 5-5 in district play. As for if ACCS is still in the playoff hunt, McKeivier said there are too many scenarios still out there, but that everything should be cleared up on Friday.

That’s when ACCS hosts Central Private and Centreville plays at Silliman in a pivotal varsity doubleheaders with a lot on the line.

Trinity Episcopal 12,

Huntington 0

FERRIDAY — Jake Winston faced the minimum 15 batters through five innings, pitched a no-hitter and struck out 12 Huntington batters as the Trinity Episcopal Saints defeated the Hounds in five innings Tuesday night.

Winston walked one batter, but that was erased when the next batter hit into a double play. The win gave Trinity Episcopal the No. 1 seed in the MAIS District 6-A Tournament, which starts next Thursday.

The game marked the return of Trinity coach Mitch Ashmore to the field he coached on for so many years.

It was also a reunion for Huntington coach Matt Mason, who coached Trinity for five years before replacing Ashmore at Huntington.

The Saints scored one run in each of the first two innings before putting the game out of reach with four runs in the top of the third inning and five in the top of the fourth. They added another run in the top of the fifth to send everyone home early.

Trinity Episcopal (11-5, 7-0) had 10 hits in the game and was led by Jordan Dossett, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, and Sky Logan, who was 2-for-3 with a double.

West Feliciana 13, Vidalia 2

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — After Vidalia head coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir pulled starting pitcher Jamall Davis in the bottom of the fourth inning, it was all West Feliciana as the Saints rallied to defeat the Vikings in five innings Tuesday afternoon.

Davis held West Feliciana scoreless through the first three innings before giving up two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Hoffpauir put in some B-team pitchers and West Feliciana took advantage, scoring two more runs in the home half of the fourth to take the lad for good and nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to put an end to the game.

Vidalia (11-7) scored one run each in the top of the first and second innings. However, the Vikings could have scored a lot more runs in this non-district game. They had just four hits, two of them from Caleb Vines.

“We had runners in scoring position every inning and we couldn’t get them in,” Hoffpauir said.