BA Lady Cougars defeat Prentiss Christian

Published 12:15pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars captured a big district 5-AA win Tuesday night defeating the Prentiss Christian Lady Saints 8-3 in MAIS fastpitch softball action at BA Softball Complex.

“It was great to get our first district win,” said BA coach Becky Flowers. “We have three days of practice to get ready for Parklane’s softball tournament, so we definitely have our work cut out for us.”

The Lady Cougars (8-8, 1-0) will return to action Saturday as they prepare to travel down to McComb to participate in Parklane’s softball tournament.

BA battles Parklane (JV) at 11:25 a.m., Central Private at 12:50 p.m. and East Rankin at 3:40 p.m. all at Parklane Academy.

Brookhaven Acad. 8, Prentiss Christian 3 

The Lady Cougars managed to overcome a sluggish start to overpower the Lady Saints in the third inning as they blasted Prentiss Christian with a six-run explosion to secure a 6-1 lead in three innings of action.

In the fourth inning, both teams traded two-runs apiece. The Lady Cougars relied on their aggressive defense in the fifth inning to close the door on Prentiss Christian’s attempt of an offensive rally to secure the win in five innings of action.

Alex Rae Smith was the winning pitcher for BA with five strikeouts and five walks.

Bayleigh Foster suffered the loss for the Lady Saints with three strikeouts, three walks and one hit batter.

Alex Rae Smith was also the offensive leader at the plate for the Lady Cougars with a pair of singles. K.K. Jordan contributed a double. Hitting safely were Anna Grace Covington, Olivia Thornton, Amanda Rushing, Morgan Walker and Cameron Watson.

Anna Kate Turnage recorded the only hit to lead Prentiss Christian’s offense with a single.

In junior varsity action,  BA blasted Prentiss Christian 10-2.

Madi Smith (3K, 1BB) and Covington (2K, 2BB) tossed the victory for the Lady Cougars.

Elizabeth Case, Maura Dunaway and Covington powered BA’s offense with a triple each. Abeni Fuller, Madi Smith and Sadie Corban hit safely.