Adams Christian softball tops Delta Charter in heated rematch
Published 12:02 am Friday, April 24, 2015
NATCHEZ — The Delta Charter Lady Storm got the best of the Adams County Christian School Rebels earlier in the week with an 8-3 win. But Thursday, ACCS came back with a fight.
The Lady Rebels scored six first-inning runs en route to a 9-3 win against the Lady Storm.
“I thought we came out a lot more aggressive than we did against them last time, especially at the plate,” ACCS head coach Rick Fife said. “We didn’t chase bad pitches and we were very aggressive.”
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Delta Charter head coach Jeannie Beach was surprised by her team’s performance and called it ‘the worst I’ve seen this season.’
“We were mentally terrible from the warmup to the seventh inning,” Beach said. “We were not here mentally at all.”
Delta Charter took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first after a bases loaded walk, but the Lady Storm stranded three runners and were unable to rebound. Delta Charter left nine runners on base in the contest.
“We left the bases loaded three times,” Beach said. “We weren’t selective at the plate and we swung at pitches that weren’t ours.”
ACCS took advantage of it and combined that with a solid night at the plate where they pounded out 10 hits.
ACCS’ first six batters reached base and eventually scored in the first inning.
“I thought we did a really good job in situations and playing a lot of small ball,” Fife said. “We did really well with that.”
Delta Charter would pull back one in the second, but ACCS would plate two in the third and one in the sixth to seal the win.
Delta Charter’s third run came in the fifth.
At the plate for Delta Charter, Emilee Waltman led the way with two hits.
For ACCS, Harley Martin and Shelby Mason each recorded two hits, with one of Mason’s being a triple.
On the mound, Brianna Henson got the win for ACCS, going seven innings and allowing four hits while recording six strikeouts.
Jania Burns took the loss for Delta Charter after pitching three innings and giving up eight runs on nine hits.
Delta Charter’s season comes to an end today as they take on Trinity and Beach is hoping they will be able to get the sour taste out of their mouths after the loss.
“Hopefully it won’t rain, and our season won’t end on a game like this and we can come out against Trinity and redeem ourselves,” she said. “This was the worst I’ve seen us all year.”