ACCS beats ASC 12-2
NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School’s baseball team sent its two seniors, Ryan Goddard and Rusty Blackwell, out with a bang Friday night in a 12-2 win over Amite School Center.
ACCS looked like it was going to be in a dogfight until they exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning to win the game.
“We didn’t start out real enthusiastic, and we really weren’t hitting the ball very well until the fifth inning,” head coach Hunter McKeivier said. “In the fifth inning we got it going.”
ACCS’s Chris Perry and Jake Brumfield provided the big fireworks for the Rebels in the fifth inning. Perry hit a grand slam to make the score 11-2. On the next pitch Brumfield ended the game with a home run of his own.
ACCS had seven hits in the fifth and 12 for the game.
Blackwell started the game for the Rebels and pitched solid, but was a little wild, McKeivier said. Blackwell gave up two runs on two hits and walked four. He struck out three.
Jake Brumfield would come in for Blackwell and shut down Amite School Center to get the win. Brumfield pitched 2.2 innings. He gave up just one hit and one walk and struck out five.
“Rusty struggled with the zone a little, and then Jake came in and threw well,” McKeivier said.
Amite School Center jumped out to an early lead with a run in the first and another in the third to give them a two-run edge over ACCS after the top of the third.
The Rebels answered in the bottom of the third when Goddard drove in Perry with a single.
ACCS took the lead in the fourth on a two-RBI double by Blackwell, to make the score 3-2.
Both seniors had a good night at the plate. Blackwell was 1-for-3 with the double and Goddard went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
“Tonight is a tough night because I’m losing two seniors that I really enjoyed coaching,” McKeivier said.
Chris Carrell also had a good night at the plate for ACCS. He went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
ACCS finishes the season with a 15-10 record. They went 5-7 in District 5-AA.