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Cathedral, ACCS finish softball seasons at state tourney

MAGEE — Both the Cathedral Lady Green Wave and the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels were eliminated from the 2018 MAIS Class AAA State Tournament at the Magee Sportsplex last Saturday afternoon.

Cathedral, the South No. 2 seed, got off to a good start with a 6-1 win over the North No. 3 seed Winston Academy Lady Patriots Saturday morning to advance to the winners’ bracket semifinals.

Winning pitcher Addison Jackson allowed just one run, struck out seven, and help her own cause with two base hits and one run batted in. Allie Feltus had a big game at the plate with three base hits and three RBIs. Baylee Graning also had a couple of base hits.

Losing pitcher Anna Grace Whithead gave up six runs and struck out three over six innings. Bailey Wood drove in the only run for the Lady Patriots.

ACCS, the South No. 4 seed, was held to just three hits in a 7-0 loss to the North No. 1 seed Leake Academy Lady Rebels Saturday morning to quickly drop to the losers’ bracket. Geri Brumfield, Shelby Mason, and Savanna Spear each had a single for the ‘visiting’ Lady Rebels.

Becca Cowan allowed seven runs, six of them earned, on 10 hits with two strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter.

Leake Academy then continued its domination in the state tournament with an 8-0 win over Cathedral to knock the Lady Green Wave to the losers’ bracket.

Jackson struck out just one batter of her six innings on the mound. Graning, Lauren Dunbar, and Hailey Ellis each had two base hits.

ACCS eliminated Winston Academy from the state tournament with 8-6 win over the Lady Patriots. Geri Brumfield went 4-for-5 with two runs scored while Mason was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored.

Marlee Magee also went 2-for-4 with a double to go with one RBI and one run scored. Spear was 2-for-5 with two RBIs as the Lady Rebels finished with 13 hits to offset five errors.

After Mason allowed five runs, only one of them earned, on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts and the game tied at 5-5 after each team scored three runs in the fourth inning, Cowan got the win after giving up just one run (none earned) on two hits and one walk with four strikeouts in three innings. ACCS broke the tie with a three-run rally in the top of the sixth inning.

Cathedral was eliminated after losing to the North No. 2 seed Bayou Academy Lady Colts 6-2 to finish at 18-11-1 overall.

Winning pitcher Madison Jenkins went the distance and allowed just two runs with seven strikeouts and she helped her cause with three base hits and three RBIs.

Jackson was charged with the loss after allowing six runs while striking out three over seven innings. She also had two base hits to lead the Lady Green Wave at the plate.

ACCS was eliminated by the South No. 1 seed Bowling Green School Lady Buccaneers 8-6. The Lady Rebels scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but came up a bit short in the end. They finished with an overall record of 16-17.

Brumfield led ACCS at the plate, going 2-for-3 with one run scored. Cowan was 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Makenna Patt was 1-for-3 with a double and one run scored.

Cass Spears had the big hit for Bowling Green with a home run as she went 1-for-3 with four RBIs and one run scored. Breanna Tobey went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored while Morgan Lusk was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored.

Cowan allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits, four walks, and one hit batter with one strikeout over six innings.

Madelyn Burch was credited with the win after allowing three unearned runs on two hits with four walks, two hit batters, and four strikeouts in three and two-thirds innings. Kylee Burris got the save after giving up three earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts in three and one-third innings.

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