Prep roundup: Tensas loses thriller

Published 12:01 am Friday, August 17, 2012

ST. JOSEPH — Tensas Academy had opportunity after opportunity to put Amite School Center away in the two teams’ MAIS District 6-A showdown Thursday afternoon.

The problem was the Lady Chiefs could not come up with the big hit when they had runners in scoring position. And that allowed the Lady Rebels to first tie the game in the top of the fourth inning and then put up six runs in the top of the sixth for a 12-8 win.

The game was tied at 6-6 after five complete innings and after the time limit had expired. The Lady Rebels scored four runs in the top half of the frame.

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Tensas Academy scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but could get no closer. The Lady Chiefs hurt themselves by committing five errors and leaving 10 runners on base — including the bases loaded twice — during regulation play. Hali Matthews went 2-for-3 and Hannah James was 2-for-4.

Tensas Academy (5-8, 1-1) next plays at the Prairie View Academy Tournament on Saturday. Its first game will be against Glenbrook School at 10:30 a.m.

Lawrence County 11, Franklin County 10

MONTICELLO — Usually when Franklin County’s slow-pitch softball team has more hits than its opponent, the Lady Bulldogs end up victorious.

However, that was not the case Thursday afternoon. Lawrence County was the beneficiary of nine Franklin County errors in a game that they had control of for five innings before having to rally in the bottom of the sixth for the win.

The Lady Cougars scored in each of the first three innings en route to a 9-2 lead.

The Lady Bulldogs would respond with two runs in the top of the fourth and then scored six runs in the top of the sixth and just like that the visitors from Meadville were ahead 10-9.

But Lawrence County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead and then shut the door on Franklin County in the top of the seventh. Winning pitcher Kristen Byrd helped her cause by going 2-for-2 with a double.

Franklin County was led by Hayle McKinney, who went 3-for-4 with a double.

Franklin County (2-2) doesn’t play again until next Tuesday when it hosts Brookhaven with the junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m.

Central Private 4, WCCA 0

WOODVILLE — The Central Private School Lady Rebels shut out the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Lady Rams Thursday afternoon.

Central Private scored one run in the top of the first inning, two in the top of the third and one in the top of the fourth. Both teams finished with four hits in the game.

Hannah Lanehart pitched all five innings for WCCA (1-7). She struck out five batters and walked five batters. The Lady Rams next play at the Silliman Institute Tournament on Saturday.