Prep softball: Keyes, Tensas Academy top WCCA 11-1

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ST. JOSEPH, La. — Bailey Keyes was nearly perfect, and two Tensas Academy players provided all the offense the Lady Chiefs needed Tuesday night.

Keyes pitched a one-hitter while Madison Keyes and Taylor Olds combined to drive in six runs as the Lady Chiefs needed just five innings to defeat the Wilkinson County Christian Academy 11-1.

In the MAIS District 6-A opener for both teams, Tensas Academy jumped out to a big lead early on and coasted from there. The Lady Chiefs scored four runs on two hits and two errors in the bottom of the first inning and then plated three more runs on two hits and one error an inning later for a 7-0 advantage. Hannah Lanehart suffered the loss for the Lady Rams, allowing eight hits and three walks while striking out five in five innings.

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WCCA scored its only run off Bailey Keyes in the top of the third inning. She finished with five strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter. The Lady Chiefs got that run back in the bottom of the third and run-ruled the Lady Rams after scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth on three hits and an error.

Madison Keyes went 2-for-3 with four runs batted in and one run scored. Olds was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Lauren Matthews went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Tensas Academy (5-7, 1-0) hosts Amite School Center on Thursday at 5 p.m. WCCA (1-6, 0-1) hosts Central Private at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Franklin County 8, Brookhaven 7

BROOKHAVEN — Courtney Hauer singled in what turned out to be the game-winning run in the top of the seventh inning with bases loaded, as the Franklin County Lady Bulldogs held on to defeat the Brookhaven Lady Panthers Tuesday afternoon.

Brookhaven almost rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Taylor Murray, who went 4-for-4 with two triples, singled in two runs. Catherine Shell singled in a run, and Christen Benson doubled in a run to make it a one-run game before winning pitcher Shelly Case got the final out to end the ball game.

The big inning for Franklin County (2-1) was the top of the fifth. The Lady Bulldogs went into that inning trailing Brookhaven 3-2 before rallying for five runs on four hits, four walks and two errors for a 7-3 lead.

“We were able to capitalize on their mistakes in that inning,” Franklin County head coach Dana Smith said.

Lay Lay Griffin led Franklin County’s 18-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with a double and Jamecia Starks was 3-for-3. Shelby Smith and Alyssa Case both went 2-for-4 for Franklin County.

The Lady Bulldogs next play at Lawrence County on Thursday with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Centreville-Oak Forest halted by a power failure

AMITE, La. — The Centreville Academy Lady Tigers and the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellow Jackets will have to wait until another day to complete their MAIS District -6AA game.

Oak Forest was leading Centreville 1-0 with a runner on second base and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning when the lights at Oak Forest’s softball field went out, forcing the rest of the game to be called. Lady Tigers head coach Mark Mann said a decision will be made perhaps as early as today as to when the game will resume.

But that wasn’t the only issue the two teams had to deal with during the ball game.

“We had a lightning delay of about 35 to 40 minutes in the third inning. Then we started play again,” Mann said.

Centreville entered into Tuesday’s contest with a 7-4 overall record.