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BA Cougars fall on the road to Simpson

MENDENHALL — The Brookhaven Academy baseball Cougars were looking to even up the district series as they traveled to Simpson Academy Thursday afternoon. In a back and forth contest that came down to the wire, Simpson Academy walked off in the bottom of the seventh inning to escape from Brookhaven Academy with the 4-3 victory.

Simpson jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning only to be answered by the Cougars with three runs in the top of the fourth behind a two-out single from Nick Ogden, an RBI single from Fisher Warren and a two-run home run from O’Neill Burgos. Simpson tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and picked up the win with a walk-off single by Andrew Kennedy to score Sam McWilliams in the seventh.

Dawson Flowers went the distance on the mound for the Cougars, striking out four Simpson batters in his evening of work. 

“Dawson (Flowers) had a great outing for us tonight. He did more than enough to get a win,” BA head coach Tyler Parvin said. “Simpson just got some timely hits to edge it out in the end.” 

Sam McWilliams picked up the win in relief of Simpson Academy starting pitcher Caleb Garner.

Brookhaven Academy will be back in action Tuesday evening as Natchez Cathedral visits Harold Williams Ballpark.