Prep baseball roundup: Monterey beats Block High Bears
MONTEREY — Jacob Spinks struck out six batters in two scoreless innings and Kerry King went 4-for-4 with two doubles as the Monterey High School Wolves took care of the Block High School Bears 16-2 in four innings Tuesday afternoon.
Spinks was the winning pitcher and the first of four pitchers used by Monterey head coach Patrick Wells. Ethan Clark struck out two in one inning while Mason Wells went two-thirds of an inning and King got the final out.
The Wolves scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, followed by five runs in the bottom of the second and six runs in the bottom of the third to open up a 14-0 lead. The Bears finally got on the scoreboard with their two runs in the top of the fourth inning before the Wolves answered with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Block (no record given) plays at District 3-1A rival St. Mary’s High School Thursday at 6 p.m. Next up for Monterey (2-0) is a match-up with LHSAA Class 5A L.W. Higgins High School at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Harrisonburg Tournament.
ACCS 16, Delta Charter 4
(Mon.; 4 innings)
NATCHEZ — Thanks to a 10-run rally in the bottom of the first inning, the Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the Delta Charter School Storm 16-4 in four innings Monday afternoon for their first win of the 2019 season.
Delta Charter scored one run in the top of the first inning before ACCS responded in a big way. The Storm scored two runs in the top of the second, only to have the Rebels answer with four runs in the bottom of the second to go up 14-3.
The Rebels scored one run each in the bottom of the third and fourth innings while the Storm could only muster one run in the top of the fourth.
Nolan Owens was the winning pitcher after allowing three runs in two innings.
Rhet McDonald led ACCS (1-2) at the plate with two base hits and four runs batted in.
Cathedral at Natchez High postponed
NATCHEZ — The varsity doubleheader between Cathedral High School and Natchez High School that was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Chester Willis Field was postponed due to unplayable field conditions and the cold weather.
The two teams will play each other on Friday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. While the Bulldogs don’t have any games until then, the Green Wave does as it plays at Delta Charter School Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Franklin Parish at Vidalia cancelled
VIDALIA — Vidalia High School’s junior varsity and varsity home games that were to take place Tuesday afternoon have been cancelled. Vikings head coach Michael Norris said the field is still not ready for play. He then said these games may or may not be rescheduled.
Norris added that he hopes the field will be ready by Thursday when the Vikings are scheduled to take on Grace Christian School. If that is the case, the JV game will be at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 6 p.m.