Flashes fall in tournament opener

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Aloysius shortstop Matt Foley jumps over Canton Academy baserunner Eric Clements while trying to tag him out Monday at Bazinsky Field. Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius shortstop Matt Foley jumps over Canton Academy baserunner Eric Clements while trying to tag him out Monday at Bazinsky Field. Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post

The start of spring break was no holiday for St. Aloysius.

Jacob Fedducia and Zach Ladner delivered back-to-back, two-run doubles in the fourth inning, and Canton Academy rolled to an 11-3 win in the opening game of St. Al’s spring break tournament at Bazinsky Field on Monday.

St. Al (2-3) had 10 hits in the game, but gave up runs in each of the first four innings and couldn’t recover. The back-to-back doubles by Fedducia and Ladner put Canton Academy (7-5) ahead 10-1.

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Derek Dolan and Ben Welp each had two hits, including an RBI double, for St. Al. Lane Hynum and Matthew Foley also had two hits apiece.

St. Al’s tournament will conclude with five games today. The host Flashes play North Pontotoc at noon.

Central Hinds, Riverfield Academy, Canton Academy and River Oaks will also be in action.

 Vicksburg 5, Hartfield Aca. 4

Lee Middleton delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Vicksburg High a walk-off win over Hartfield Academy.

Josh Sterling drove in two runs for Vicksburg (1-4), while Chris Prentiss and Michael Rohrer had two hits apiece.

Rohrer also struck out five batters in three innings of scoreless relief to earn the win on the mound.

 Madison Central 3, Vicksburg 1

Morgan Alexander drove in all of Madison Central’s runs with a two-out double in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift the Jaguars (3-3) over Vicksburg at the Ridgeland spring break tournament.

Alexander’s double was one of only three hits allowed by Vicksburg pitcher Jekori Reed. The right-hander struck out six in a complete game loss, and also had an RBI double at the plate.

 Germantown 9, Warren Central 4

Germantown scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning to beat Warren Central in the Ridgeland tournament.

Tyler Shell went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and four RBIs for Germantown, and Reed James was 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored.

Carlisle Koestler led Warren Central (6-2) at the plate by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Hunter Bell had two hits and John Morgan McRight drove in two runs.

 Warren Central 3, Brookhaven Aca. 1

WC used a two-run home run by Cameron Upton and a strong pitching performance by Layne Tedder to beat Brookhaven Academy and get back on the winning track.

Tedder struck out six and allowed one run over five innings to get the win.

Brooks Boolos pitched one inning of scoreless relief to earn his second save of the season.

 Porters Chapel 10, Central Holmes 5

Porters Chapel Academy scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning and went on to rout Central Holmes in the Benton Academy spring break tournament.

Hunter Lyons drove in three runs for the Eagles, while Steven Busma doubled and scored twice. Jonah Masterson scored two runs and drove in two.

Jarrod Avery allowed two earned runs and struck out four in 41⁄3 innings to get the win.

Bayou Academy 7, Porters Chapel 6

Bayou Academy scored three runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth — the last on a home run that bounced off the fence and an outfielder — to beat Porters Chapel.

Booth Buys and Sam Kirk each had two hits and two RBIs for PCA (4-6). Steven Busma and Taylor Rushing also had two hits each.