BA softball rides 3-game win streak into weekend tourney

Published 3:00 pm Friday, September 10, 2021

The annual softball tournament hosted by Brookhaven Academy will bring an influx of visitors to the area Saturday.

Held at the Hansel King Sports Complex, tournament play begins at 9 a.m. and the last set of games are scheduled to be played at 6 p.m.

Brookhaven Academy come in with a 16-3-1 overall record for coach Becky Flowers. The team has won three straight games, all by big margins.

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BA recently pounded Columbia Academy in a pair of games, winning 14-3 and 11-1. They whipped Oak Forest Academy 11-1 earlier this week in a district game.

Saturday they’ll play Central Hinds Academy and Clinton Christian in tournament action.

The win over Oak Forest was also the celebration of senior night for the team. Seniors Madison Moak, Abby Grace Richardson, Bailee Goodson, Emily Claire Ruffin and Riley Ruffin were honored on the occasion.

Goodson drove in four runs and hit a home run. Freshman Kensey Covington also had a dinger for BA and drove in a pair of runs. Moak had three hits and drove in two runs. Richardson drove in a run and Covington had a pair of RBIs. Madelynn Lambert also drove in one run for Brookhaven.

Moak, Richardson and Bailey Park all had a double each.

In the pitching circle, Felder struck out four and walked none on 54 pitches across five innings. She gave up just one hit and one earned run.

Looming large is a Sept. 14 matchup at Silliman Institute for BA. Silliman won the first game between the teams in Brookhaven by a 6-4 final score on Aug. 24.

Silliman also dropped one of their two matchups with Bowling Green School this season. That gives both SI and BA one district loss. A win for BA over Silliman next week and a win against Bowling Green in a game rescheduled due to Hurricane Ida and the Cougars will be district champs.

The rescheduled game at Bowling Green will be played Sept. 21.

BA will play next weekend in a tournament put on by Jackson Prep in Magee. They’ll also travel to play at Amite School Center on Sept. 20.

The MAIS South State Tournament begins on Sept. 25 and precedes the MAIS 5A State Tournament that starts on Oct. 2.


Brookhaven Academy Softball Tournament Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 11 — Hansel King Sports Complex


9 a.m.

Adams County Christian School vs. Centreville Academy

Silliman Institute vs. Tri-County Academy

Prairie View Academy vs. Amite School Center

10:30 a.m.

Adams County Christian School vs. Simpson Academy

Brookhaven Academy vs. Central Hinds Academy

Bayou Academy vs. Amite School Center

Jackson Victors vs. Prairie View Academy

12 p.m.

Jackson Prep vs. Bowling Green School

Franklin Academy vs. Tri-County Academy

Silliman Institute vs. Wayne Academy

Copiah Academy vs. Columbia Academy

1:30 p.m.

Centreville Academy vs. Newton Academy

Tri-County Academy vs. Bowling Green School

Central Hinds Academy vs. Bayou Academy

Copiah Academy vs. Clinton Christian Academy

3 p.m.

Centreville Academy vs. Simpson Academy

Adams County Christian School vs. Franklin Academy

Wayne Academy vs. Jackson Victors

Bayou Academy vs. Clinton Christian Academy

4:30 p.m.

Columbia Academy vs. Prairie View Academy

Simpson Academy vs. Jackson Prep

Copiah Academy vs. Wayne Academy

Bowling Green School vs. Newton Academy

6 p.m.

Columbia Academy vs. Jackson Prep

Central Hinds Academy vs. Newton Academy

Jackson Victors vs. Franklin Academy

Brookhaven Academy vs. Clinton Christian Academy