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NCA cruises past Central Academy

By Staff
From staff reports
April 4, 2001
The Newton County Academy Generals used five runs in the opening frame to jump past the Central Academy Vikings, 10-1.
NCA hurler Will Bean shut down Central by scattering nine hits and not allowing a run until the sixth inning, after the Generals had reeled off the first 10 scores.
Tyler Huerkamp fell to 2-3 on the season, as he was sent to the loss with the bad first inning. He did connect on two hits. Tony Sudduth also had two hits for Central, which fell to 12-4 with the help of five team errors.
For the Generals, Chris Walker went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, Kyle Chaney had a 3-for-4 day with a double.
Nathan Stamper had two hits. Thursday the Vikings will travel to face Winston Academy.
Heidelberg Academy 10, Sylva Bay Academy 0: The Rebels kept their winning ways going with a quick run-ruling of the Saints.
Four runs in the second, followed by five in the fourth provided the offensive thrust needed for the short game.
Brooks Lewis improved to 2-1 by striking out eight and walking two. Justin Smith was saddled with the defeat for the Saints.
Derek McKee blasted a three-run homer in the fifth to help stamp down the mercy rule. Each team committed two errors.
Heath Ainsworth had a pair of singles. John Thompson was the bright spot for the Saints, with a double in the second. SBA (1-7, 0-4 in Dist. 3-A) will host Wayne Thursday at 6 p.m., while the Rebels (7-4, 4-0 in 3-A) take on Central Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Quitman 9, Mendenhall 3: Anthony McKenzie grabbed the win, as Mendenhall committed five errors and only got five hits.
Carthage 8, Southeast Lauderdale7: The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two complete, but fell apart in the later innings, as Carthage won at home to improve to 8-8.
The Tigers committed three errors, while putting the ball in play 11 times. Daniel Hollyman got the win, while John Coker was sent to the loss. Jonathan Russell was the big hitter for SEL with a double and a homer.
Coker, Andrew Lilly and T.J. Aniel also left the yard.
Noxapater 12, Durant 0: The Tigers jumped all over Durant, throttling them with a nine-run first. Nijel Young went five innings, allowing no Durant hits, while striking out six. The Tigers themselves did all their damage on six hits.
David Edwards and Ryan Smith both went 2-for-2. Rayford Manning also had an extra base hit for NHS.
Noxapater 7, Durant 0: The shelling continued in the second game, as Corey Moore shut down Durant with one hit and nine strikeouts through five.
Smith and Sed Eichelberger each had two-baggers. The Tigers host McAdams Friday.
Noxapater 8, Lake 3: The Tigers blew past the host Hornets with four runs in the fifth inning in a game played earlier this week.
Eichelberger took the pitching win while Brandon Burrus absorbed the loss.
Jason McGee led Lake with a 3-for-4 effort that included two doubles and an RBI. Burrus and Eric Gunn each laced a pair of hits. Lake banged out nine hits, but committed four errors.
Taylorsville 7, Lake 5: The Hornets clung to a 5-2 lead before the Tartars responded with a five-spot in the top of the fourth.
Gunn was the pitcher of record for Lake. Jason Massey went 2-for-4.
Lake (15-4, 8-1 in Div. 5-1A) was rained out against Sebastopol Tuesday, but will play against Pelahatchie at home Friday at 7 p.m.
Meridian High's game at Northwest Rankin was rained out Tuesday. It has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. No other makeup information on Tuesday rainouts was made available to The Meridian Star.

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