ASC hosts softball tourney
LIBERTY — Two local fast-pitch softball teams ended up having early exits while one of the two area teams did well Saturday at the Amite School Center Tournament.
Despite strong pitching performances from Mary Sanders, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels lost both of their games, first to Oak Forest 4-0 and then to Wilkinson County Christian Academy 3-2.
In both games, Sanders struck out six batters. However, the opposing pitcher in each game did well herself. Oak Forest’s Taylor Sloan struck out six batters and both her and Sanders allowed just four hits. However, the Lady Yellow Jackets took advantage of five errors by the Lady Rebels.
Nikki Worthy had a triple for ACCS, but ended up being stranded at third base. Kaitlan Melton went 2-for-2.
After falling to the Bowling Green School Lady Buccaneers 3-0 in the their first game, the WCCA Lady Rams defeated the Lady Rebels 3-2.
Each team scored one run in the first inning, but neither team scored again until the sixth inning. WCCA scored two runs off Sanders in the top of the sixth inning to take a 3-1 lead. ACCS cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth before Lady Rams pitcher Caroline Walker, who struck out eight batters, shut the door on the Lady Rebels.
Walker helped her own cause by going 3-for-3 with a triple and Bethany Fletcher had a double.
ACCS (4-6) next plays at WCCA in MAIS District 5-AA action on Tuesday with the junior varsity game at 4 p.m. and the varsity game at 5:15 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal came into the tournament with a two-game winning streak. Unfortunately, the Lady Saints left with a two-game losing streak as they fell to Central Hinds Academy 9-6 and then to Heidelberg Academy 7-0. Trinity Episcopal (2-5) plays at Riverfield Academy on Tuesday. The varsity game starts at 4 p.m. and will be followed by the JV game at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Rams stayed alive in the tournament with a 5-1 win over Central Hinds before losing to Copiah Academy 2-1 to go a respectable 2-2.
WCCA (3-3) next plays at district opponent Silliman on Monday. The JV game will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by the varsity game at 5:15 p.m.