Trinity, ACCS suffer first losses of season

Published 12:01 am Friday, August 7, 2015

NATCHEZ — The Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints softball team took the field for the first time in the 2015 season Thursday, but came up just short against Prairie View, falling 12-3.

“This was one of those games where the score didn’t reflect the game,” Trinity head coach Miranda Smith said. “We played a good game, a solid game. We had some errors, but they were spread out, so that didn’t really cost us.”

Prairie View jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after an inning and a half, but Trinity answered with three runs in the bottom of the second to pull within one, something Smith said she was proud to see.

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“That is something we have struggled with, playing from behind and getting down on ourselves,” Smith said. “But we played hard early on.”

Smith said she believes the seven inning game eventually caught up with her players, though.

“Exhaustion cost us,” she said. “We kind of lost enthusiasm, but overall it was a positive start.”

Prairie View tacked on two runs in the fifth and sixth innings and then put the game away with four runs in the seventh. Prairie View finished with seven hits, but the Lady Saints weren’t far behind with six.

“Prairie View had solid pitching and we hit the ball well,” Smith said. “We played with them.”

Next up for Trinity is a trip to the Glenbrook tournament where they will play three games starting Saturday.

Parklane 11, ACCS 1

McCOMB — The Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels took their first loss of the 2015 campaign Thursday night against Parklane Academy 11-1.

The Lady Rebels were held to just three hits in the contest and scored their only run in the fourth inning.

Parklane had a quick start plating two runs in the first and second innings, adding another in the third and then put the game away with one in the fourth and five in the sixth.

“We didn’t hit well and they did,” ACCS head coach Rick Fife said. “We had three errors and that hurt. We probably had four unearned runs.”

Despite the loss, Fife said it is something his team will learn from.

“We will definitely learn from all these mistakes. I think Parklane is a good opponent for us early in the season to prepare for district.”

ACCS will have one more game before beginning district. The Lady Rebels will play on the road at Silliman Institute Monday before returning home for district play Tuesday.

“These girls are resilient, we’ll be ready to go,” Fife said.