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BA blanks Simpson

In a pitcher’s duel, the Brookhaven Academy Cougars rode the right arm of Zach Dickerson to a 1-0 shutout victory over a talented Simpson Academy ball club Saturday evening at Harold Williams Ballpark.

“It’s about time that we picked up a win in one of these one-run ballgames,” said BA head coach Casey Edwards immediately following the contest. “Jacob Boyd got our only hit, but we pounded some hard balls tonight and forced them to make plays.”

“Parker Myrick did a great job with Boyd in scoring position to pick up the RBI with his sacrifice bunt,” Edwards concluded. “Zach (Dickerson) was lights out once he settled in and his fastball starting moving. He kept them tied up all night. This was big win for us going into next week.”

Jacob Boyd picked up the lone hit for the Cougars, and Myrick pushed Boyd across the plate for the game’s only run on a sacrifice safety squeeze bunt in the fourth inning. Austin Douglas had the only two hits for Simpson.

Dickerson pitched seven strong innings to pick up the victory for BA striking out nine and issuing four bases on balls. Chris Richardson absorbed the loss for Simpson in relief of Peyton Sullivan.

In JV action, the Simpson Academy Cougars defeated the BA Cougars by a score of 8-2. Sam McWilliams picked up the victory for Simpson, and Taylor Freeny was charged with the loss.

William King, Austin Smith, Grant James each had hits for BA. McWilliams and Dylan Sanford hit safely to lead Simpson.

BA will be back in action at home Monday evening against the Hartfield Eagles and on the road Tuesday to face district foe Amite School Center in Liberty. Junior varsity first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.