ACCS records 1st home win of season, routs Central Private, 12-2

Published 12:12 am Wednesday, August 3, 2016

One day after being run-ruled by Parklane Academy, Adams County Christian School reversed its fortune and routed Central Private 12-2 in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday, giving first-year coach Tate Lipscomb his first home win.

“This feels good,” Lipscomb said.

Led by Brianna Henson, the Lady Rebels (2-1) scored multiple runs in every inning, highlighted by a five-run fourth inning.

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Henson reached base in three of her four at-bats, stole three bases and smacked a two-run homer in the second inning.

“You never know if (it’s a home run) when they hit it,” Henson said of her blast. “You just hit and it goes.”

Henson also tossed two scoreless frames, striking out five batters and allowing just one earned run.

“She’s a dominant player,” Lipscomb said. “She comes in and makes a difference. With the home run and her pitching, she’s good.”

Tuesday’s contest was Henson’s first game of the year as she finished up her summer services with the Ferriday Gators, who were competing in the Dixie Debs World Series in Alexandria.

“I missed them,” Henson said. “I guess they need me, but I need them.”

The standout junior wasn’t the only Lady Rebel to shine as ACCS received strong contributions across the board.

Savanna Spear had three RBIs, while Lexi Emmanuel and Bailey Boyd each chipped in with run-scoring singles.

“Everybody did their job,” Lipscomb said. “They hit the ball, put the ball in play, ran the bases, and everybody did wonderful. They came together as a team.”

ACCS’ contest against Tensas Academy slated for today has been cancelled. The Lady Rebels will be back in action Monday when it hosts Silliman Institute.

“It’ll be a true test to see where we stand,” Lipscomb said. “We’re putting the ball in play and running the bases, which is good. Defensively is getting there. It’s not where I want it, but it’s getting close.”