Lady Green Wave beat Lady Rebels

Published 12:29 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

NATCHEZ — Adrianna Rojo came through in the clutch for Cathedral with a tiebreaking two-run single in top of the sixth inning as the Lady Green Wave rallied to defeat the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels 3-1 Monday night to remain undefeated in MAIS District 5-AAA.

Rojo’s infield base hit not only brought in winning pitcher Addison Jackson, but also Lauren Dunbar from second base. ACCS head coach Tate Lipscomb said that Becca Cowan threw the pitch she wanted to in that situation, while Cathedral head coach Craig Beesley said that Dunbar used “an aggressive base-running move” that would give the Lady Green Wave a two-run advantage and eventually its sixth straight win.

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“She was pitching lights out. Then she got in a little trouble in the sixth,” Lipscomb said of Cowan’s performance on the mound. “They had the bases loaded and one out. It was a weak ground ball between third and shortstop. Shelby (Mason) made the stop and there was nothing she could do. She tried to throw to second for the out.”

Cowan went the distance and allowed three runs, all earned, on six hits with five strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter.

The game remained scoreless until the Lady Rebels broke through on an RBI base hit by Mason in the bottom of the third inning. Then the Lady Green Wave tied the game at 1-1 on an RBI single by Baylee Graning in the top of the fifth.

“I thought we hung in there the whole game and then we got a break there in the sixth inning,” Beesley said.

Jackson helped her own cause by going 2-for-4 at the plate. On the mound, she gave up eight hits, struck out six batters and walked just one batter.

“She did a great job again. She’s a consistent pitcher,” Beesley said about Jackson’s outing on the mound. “Right now our def-

can keep it up.”

Offensively for ACCS, Mason led the way by going 3-for-4 and Makenna Patt was 2-for-3. However, the Lady Rebels ended up leaving 10 runners on base.

“We played a really good game. We battled. But what it came down to was we left too many runners on base. We couldn’t get the big hit when we needed it,” Lipscomb said.

Cathedral (7-5, 3-0) plays at Wilkinson County Christian Academy today at 6 p.m. for a varsity-only game. ACCS (4-10, 0-3) returns to action on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. when it plays at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.