Prep baseball roundups: Tigers sweep Simpson

Published 12:01 am Saturday, April 20, 2013

MENDENHALL — Tyler Caston’s two-out, two-run single in the top of the second inning ended up being the game-winning hit as the Centreville Academy Tigers defeated Simpson Academy 2-1 Friday afternoon to sweep the Cougars in the first round of the MAIS Class AA South State Playoffs.

Colby Shaw went five-plus innings to pick up the win. He allowed one unearned run on three hits with seven strikeouts, two walks and three hit batters. Corey Gaulden pitched one inning of shutout ball and Randy Bell came in for the seventh inning and got the save.

Caston’s hit was one of just two hits Centreville had the entire ball game. But their pitching more than made up for their lack of hitting as well as four errors. Simpson Academy didn’t do any better in the field as the Cougars committed five errors.

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Centreville Academy (16-5) advanced to the South State semifinals and will host Game 1 at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday against Brookhaven Academy, which received a first-round bye.

Glenbrook 7, WCCA 1

MINDEN, La. — The Glenbrook School Apaches defeated the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams Friday afternoon to take a 2-0 series win in the first round of the MAIS Class A South State Playoffs.

No other information on the game was available. The loss ended the season for WCCA, the runner-up in District 6-A.

Cathedral-South Pike rained out

NATCHEZ — Cathedral’s regular-season finale at South Pike that was scheduled for Friday night was canceled due to the inclement weather late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Green Wave head coach Craig Beesley said the game will not be made up.