ACCS baseball falls to Hazlehurst in tourney

Published 12:01 am Sunday, March 3, 2013

MEADVILLE — Two days after picking up their first win of the season by defeating host Franklin County at the Franklin County Tournament, Adams County Christian School took on another team from MHSAA Region 7-3A in Hazlehurst.

Unfortunately for the Rebels, the outcome was not what they were hoping for. After being shut out by Nicholas Smith in the first four innings, their attempted comeback fell a few runs short as the lost to the Indians 5-3 Saturday morning.

Hazlehurst took an early 1-0 lead before plating two runs in the top of the third inning and two more runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-0 lead over ACCS. The Rebels scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but it was not quite enough.

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Brandon Ross suffered the loss as he allowed five runs, three of them earned, and struck out four batters in four innings. Ross and Wade Simpson each had a double and Cody Rhinehart had a triple for the Rebels.

Hazlehurst was led by Jarvis Warner, who went 2-for-4 with a triple. Johnkil Skipper was 2-for-3 with a double and Charles Smith had a double.

ACCS (1-3) host Oak Forest Academy on Monday, with the junior varsity game at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

Vidalia 11, Block 5

MONTEREY — Alan Doyle pitched seven solid innings and Cole Cangemi went 3-for-3 with a double as the Vidalia Vikings defeated the Block Bears Saturday morning at the Monterey Tournament.

Doyle scattered six hits and struck out six while walking just two batters to pick up the win. He gave up three runs in the bottom of the second inning that gave Block a 3-2 lead and two runs in the bottom of the sixth after Vidalia scored nine unanswered runs over a three-inning stretch during which the Vikings took the lead for good.

After the Vikings scored one run in the top of the third inning to tie the game at 3-3, they scored four runs in the top of the fourth and four in the top of the fifth. Kyle Coley had the big hit during their four-run fifth inning with a two-run home run. Dakota Hunt went 2-for-3 with a double.

Vidalia (2-3) hosts Peabody Monday, with the JV game at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.