Softball roundup: Trinity struggles at Columbia

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

COLUMBIA — Trinity Episcopal’s Kailey Hutchins allowed just four hits and two earned runs against Columbia Academy Tuesday afternoon in its MAIS District 5-AA opener.

That would have been good enough to be the winning pitcher on most days. However, the Lady Saints committed seven errors and Hutchins added five walks to her line in just four innings, and the Lady Cougars came away with a 14-1 win.

Trinity’s offense didn’t fare too well, either, with just two hits — both singles —and the Lady Saints didn’t score a run until the top of the fourth inning.

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Trinity Episcopal (1-3, 0-1) doesn’t have another game until 6 p.m. Monday when it plays at Centreville Academy.

ACCS 19, Brookhaven 6

BROOKHAVEN — Forrest Foster told his girls to set the tone early.

The Adams County Christian School softball team responded to their coach’s command with six runs in the top of the first against Brookhaven Academy.

The Lady Rebels went on to score 13 more runs en route to a 19-6 blowout win against Brookhaven, giving them an early 1-0 record in district play.

“We knew it was going to be a tough contest for Brookhaven Academy, and I told my girls to put their foots on (Brookhaven’s) throats and hold them down,” Foster said.

In the end, Foster said his more experienced players were too much for Brookhaven’s young squad.

“They’re going to be something to contend with in a year or so,” Foster said of Brookhaven.

Jessica Reynolds, Tori Laird, Ashleigh Williams, Jordan Petty and Ashton Mason all went 2-for-4 for ACCS. Williams had a home run, and Mason and Abby Givens doubled.

Taylor Perkins got the win, going four innings and striking out one. The game was called after five innings.

ACCS (5-4) will play at Jackson Academy at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Oak Forest def. WCCA

WOODVILLE — The Oak Forest Lady Yellow Jackets defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams Tuesday night, but he scoreboard at the WCCA softball field did not show as much.

The scoreboard went out during the junior varsity game and no score was available for the varsity game.

“We’re still making strides. We’re a young team,” WCCA head coach Kyle White said. “Hannah Lanehart had another great game for us.”

WCCA (0-3) plays at Oak Forest on Thursday with the JV game at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7:15 p.m.