Baseball roundups: ACCS beats Eagles 9-4
VICKSBURG — Jake Brumfield struck out 11 Porter’s Chapel Academy batters and Christopher Perry hit two home runs as the Adams County Christian School Rebels came back from an early deficit to defeat the Eagles 9-4 Friday afternoon.
Perry went the distance as he allowed four runs on five hits and a couple of walks in one of his first games back since battling a rib injury. His performance helped ACCS offset four errors.
“He came in tonight and pitched lights out. His slider was looking real good. He was throwing his fastball for strikes. He was able to work the batters pretty good,” Rebels head coach Hunter McKeivier said.
As for the defensive miscues, McKeivier said, “We’ve still got a lot of things to clean up defensively. The next two weeks are going to tell how good of a team we are. We have Centreville next week and then Central Private.”
Porter’s Chapel grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning before ACCS’s bats finally came alive. The Rebels scored two runs in the top of the third inning, three in the top of the fourth and one in the top of the fifth to take a 6-1 lead.
The Eagles scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Rebels’ lead to 6-2, but couldn’t get any closer. Both teams scored two runs in the sixth inning and ACCS closed out the scoring with one run in the top of the seventh.
Perry’s two home runs now gives him 12 on the season as he is closing in on the single-season school record. He went 2-for-3 while Ryan Goddard had a double and went 2-for-4 and Johnny Smith was 3-for-4 with a double.
“We hit the ball well. Perry’s on a tear right now. Ryan’s starting to swing the ball really well. We got a lot of production out of the middle of our lineup,” McKeivier said.
Jarad Tompkins went 2-for-4 and Kawayne Gaston hit a home run for Porter’s Chapel.
ACCS (13-4) returns to MAIS District 5-AA action next Tuesday at Centreville. The junior varsity game starts at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
Bogue Chitto 5, Cathedral 0
BOGUE CHITTO — Shiloh Martin threw a one-hitter as the Bogue Chitto Bobcats upset the second-ranked Cathedral Green Wave Friday night in a Region 7-1A game.
Bogue Chitto scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning, two in the bottom of the fourth and one in the bottom of the sixth. Despite having just five hits, the Bobcats took advantage of four Cathedral errors.
Cathedral (7-3, 1-1) plays at Brookhaven at 11 a.m. today and against Tylertown at Brookhaven at 1 p.m. today.
Block 10, Harrisonburg 1
JONESVILLE — Cody Harrington overcame three walks by striking out five batters in the first two innings and Preston Bowman homered in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Block Bears defeated the Harrisonburg Bulldogs Friday afternoon.
Harrington didn’t give up a run or a hit in his two innings of work on the mound to pick up the victory. He helped his own cause by going 2-for-4 with a double. Four of Block’s six hits went for extra bases.
The Bears wasted no time jumping on Harrisonburg starting pitcher Jesse Vinson by scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning and bringing in two more runs in the bottom of the second. Vinson pitched two more innings and managed to keep Block from putting the game completely out of reach.
Vinson suffered the loss as he allowed six runs on four hits, walked two and struck out four over four innings.
The Bulldogs scored their only run of the game in the top of the third inning. The score remained at 6-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Block scored four runs, two of them on Bowman’s home run.
Vashaun Davis had a double and Trey Vault had a triple and went 2-for-3. Davis gave up one run in four innings. Will Hawthorne came in to close out the game and did so by striking three in the top of the seventh. Together, Harrington, Davis and Hawthorne pitched a three-hitter.
Block (6-8) will take on Holden today at noon at Grace Christian School in Alexandria, La.
Centreville takes doubleheader sweep of WCCA
CENTREVILLE — After taking a 20-0 decision on Tuesday night, the Centreville Academy ended up taking all three games of its series with Wilkinson County Christian Academy by taking both varsity games in convincing fashion Friday afternoon.
Corey Gaulden allowed just one run on four hits and struck out seven in a complete-game performance as the Tigers defeated the Rams 11-1 in five innings.
Centreville broke a 1-1 tie by scoring five runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Tigers added four runs in the bottom of the fourth to give them a 10-run advantage. Gaulden then shut down the Rams in the top of the fifth to win by way of the 10-run rule.
Chance Humphreys went 3-for-3 with a double and Johnathan Spivey was 2-for-2 with a double.
In the second game, Centreville scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning to break a 3-3 tie and added six runs just an inning later to take down WCCA 15-3 in four innings.
Spivey got the win in relief and went 2-for-2 with a triple. Randy Bell and Alex Felder each went 2-for-3. The Tigers were also aided by six errors by the Rams.
Centreville (13-5, 4-2) hosts Copiah Academy next Monday with the JV game at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.
WCCA (N/A, 0-9) plays at Silliman Institute in District 5-AA action next Monday. The JV game starts at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game gets under way at 6:30 p.m.