Prep softball roundup: ACCS gets first district win
Published 12:03 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BROOKHAVEN — Brianna Henson had a solid complete-game outing on the mound and Adams County Christian School scored five runs in the top of the second inning to break a tie ball game as the Lady Rebels defeated the Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars 6-2 Tuesday afternoon for their first win in MAIS District 4-AAA.
Despite walking four batters, Henson held Brookhaven Academy to two runs, both of them earned, on just four hits to go with one strikeout. The defense behind her started out shaky, but got better as the game went on.
“We played good enough defensively late in the game. Brianna pitched good enough. We’ve still got to cut down on the errors. Three errors is too many,” Lady Rebels head coach Rick Fife said.
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Both teams scored one run in the first inning before ACCS broke the game open in the top of the second. Lexie Emanuel, Ashleigh Williams and Mackenzie Landers had back-to-back-to-back singles and a two-base error on Landers’ single allowed a run to score.
“I was pleased with the aggressiveness at the plate. We didn’t swing at bad pitches,” Fife said. “We also made routine plays (on defense) that we haven’t made lately.”
Landers ended up going 3-for-4 while both Emanuel and Williams were 2-for-4. Anna McDaniel had a double for the Lady Rebels, who ended up with 13 hits but left several runners on base.
The Lady Cougars scored one run in the bottom of the second inning to make it a 6-2 game, but neither team scored a single run over the final five innings.
ACCS (5-6, 1-2) next plays on Saturday at the Silliman Tournament just outside of St. Francisville, La.
Centreville Academy 14, Central Private 7
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Academy Lady Tigers took advantage of several errors by Central Private School en route to a 14-7 win over the Lady Rebels Tuesday afternoon in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.
While Central Private hit the ball well off winning pitcher Riley Allen, the Lady Rebels were their own worst enemy when Centreville was at the plate.
“We had some hits, but a lot of them were errors. We ran the bases when the committed errors,” Lady Tigers head coach Julie Carmichael said.
Centreville could have had a bigger margin of victory if not for a couple of base-running errors that prevented the Lady Tigers from putting up more runs and their own defense making a couple of errors.
“We played pretty good defensively. Riley was steady,” Carmichael said.
Winners of four of its last six games after an 0-3 start, Centreville Academy (4-5, 2-1) doesn’t play again until next Monday at 7:15 p.m. when it hosts district opponent Bowling Green School.
Porter’s Chapel 10, Trinity Episcopal 0
VIDALIA — For the second time in as many games, the Trinity Episcopal Lady Saints were shut out, this time by the Porter’s Chapel Academy Lady Eagles 10-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon in MAIS District 5-AA action at the Concordia Recreation District 3 Complex.
Porter’s Chapel scored two runs in the top of the first inning, followed by one run in the top of the second and three in the top of the third to go up 6-0. The Lady Eagles were held scoreless in the top of the fourth inning before putting up four runs in the top of the fifth to put the 10-run-after-five-innings mercy rule in effect.
Unfortunately, the Lady Saints were not able to put any runs on the scoreboard to keep the game going.
Trinity Episcopal (0-8-1, 0-3) will step out of district play for its next game, a 6:30 p.m. Thursday home tilt with Class AAA Central Private School.