BA falls to ACS on Senior Night
Published 9:40 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars dropped a tough 5-4 decision to the Amite School Center Lady Rebels on Senior Night Tuesday in MAIS softball action.
“What an amazing year with a talented group of seniors,” said BA coach Becky Flowers. “Things don’t always happen the way we plan and this season has been tough. Changing classifications, new schools joining MAIS, and a very tough district schedule has made for a very challenging year. But overall we competed in every game we played and for that I’m pleased.”
Prior to the recognition of the softball seniors, BA unveiled a new scoreboard. The scoreboard was purchased by Becky Vaughn Furlow in memory of her late husband Glen Vaughn. Vaughn was a former board member, parent and supporter of Brookhaven Academy for years.
The Lady Cougars concluded their softball season with a 12-15 record overall and finished with a 2-6 record in division play. BA will still host the MAIS South State AAA softball tournament this weekend at Hansel King Sportsplex.
ASC 5, BA 4
Brookhaven Academy and the ASC Lady Rebels battled in the scoreless contest in the first two innings of action, before the Lady Cougars took charge in the bottom of the third inning to secure a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Rebels quickly answered the Lady Cougars’ challenge in the top of the fourth and scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, BA scored two runs and added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning to secure a 4-2 advantage.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Lady Rebels put together a string of hits to score three runs to reclaime a 5-4 lead and relied on their defense in the bottom of the sixth inning to spoil BA’s Senior Night celebration.
Allie Summers suffered the setback on the mound for the Lady Cougars with six strikeouts and no walks.
Julie Anna Bartram and Madi Smith were the offensive leaders at the plate for the Lady Cougars with two singles. Anna Grace Covington provided a double. Hitting safely were Allison Covington and Abeni Fuller.
In junior varsity action, BA finished with a 2-2 tie with ASC. Madi Smith pitched for the Lady Cougars and finished with five strikeouts and one walk.
Madison Moak paced BA’s offense with two singles. Julie Anna Bartram, Madi Smith and Emily Claire Felder hit safely.