ACCS softball on to state tournament

Published 12:40 am Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Adams County Christian School Rebels won their first three games of Saturday’s MAIS-AAA South State Tournament, but fell in their fourth to Silliman Institute, 4-3.

ACCS (19-7) will face an undetermined opponent at 2 p.m. Monday for a chance at a higher seeding in the state tournament.

“It is a relief off our shoulders, we just have to take care of business now,” ACCS coach Tate Lipscomb said.

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After holding a lead for the majority of the game, ACCS’ loss to Silliman came late in the seventh inning.

“We battled hard,” Lipscomb said. “We jumped out on them, but we had some turnover calls in the final inning.”

The Lady Rebels defeated Columbia Academy, 8-0, Hillcrest Christian School, 16-4, and Bowling Green, 2-1, before falling Saturday.

ACCS leaned on its offense to push it through the winner’s bracket, accumulating 32 hits on the day.

Shelby Mason led the efforts with seven total hits, and Marlee Magee and Brianna Henson each added five.

“They came out on fire today,” Lipscomb said. “It was a good day. They really hit the ball and put it into play. We only really struggled with Bowling Green, but we made some adjustments on their pitcher.”

Henson pitched 20.2 innings on the day and recorded 23 strikeouts. Mason served as relief, adding five strikeouts on the day.

Cathedral falls

ZACHARY, La. — The Cathedral Lady Green Wave was eliminated from postseason play despite winning its first game of the MAIS-AAA South State Tournament Saturday.

Cathedral defeated Wayne Academy, 19-6, before falling to Riverfield Academy, 9-5, and Porter’s Chapel, 6-3.

“I thought we played well all three games,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said. “ I was pleased with our effort, especially in the first two games. I feel like we played our best ball of the year today.”

The Lady Green Wave gave up a fourth-inning lead in falling to Porter’s Chapel.

“We came out a little flat, but had the lead,” Beesley said. “We could not hang on.”

Trinity eliminated

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. — Trinity Episcopal lost both of its games Saturday in the MAIS-A South State Tournament to end its season.

The Lady Saints dropped to Union Christian, 18-0, and Briarfield Academy, 20-1.

Cate Drane recorded a hit and scored a run in the second game, while Madi Cooley also had a hit.