Embry is perfect for PCA in win

Published 5:36 pm Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Porter’s Chapel Academy pitcher Hannah Embry was absolutely perfect on Tuesday.

The senior struck out all 12 batters she faced while throwing a four-inning perfect game as PCA beat Benton Academy 12-0. It was the fourth no-hitter in five games for PCA, and Embry has pitched in all of them.

Embry also helped her cause by driving in two runs at the plate. Brittnee Martin had three RBIs for the Lady Eagles (12-8), and Macey Bufkin was 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored.

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PCA scored 10 runs in the third inning to blow it open. Seven of its 11 walks, including four in a row at one point, came in the inning. Katie Tillman and Bufkin also hit RBI singles.

Jenn Smith and Carlyle Smith scored two runs apiece for the Lady Eagles.

PCA will not play again until Sept. 7, when it hosts Bayou Academy.

Warren Central 4, Franklin County 2
Warren Central took advantage of three errors to score three runs in the fourth inning Tuesday, and went on to beat Franklin County in a slow-pitch softball game.

Kallie Page had an RBI single in the big third inning, but the errors and a bases-loaded walk to Brooke Comans were the keys to the rally.

Sarah Cameron Fancher hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to bring in an insurance run for the Lady Vikes (4-7).

Page finished the game 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored, Fancher was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Malynn Kelley had three hits.

Warren Central won its second game in a row after losing four in a row. It will play Bogue Chitto Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi in Vicksburg.

Simpson Academy 22, St. Aloysius 4
A.J. Richardson went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored, and ZyKeria Cole homered to lead Simpson Academy to a fast-pitch softball victory over St. Aloysius on Tuesday.

Simpson Academy (14-6) scored 18 runs in the top of the first inning and won in three innings via the mercy rule. It banged out 10 hits and took advantage of 11 walks issued by St. Al’s pitchers.

For St. Al (0-11), Madison Waters was 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored. Emme Eaton, Maddie McSherry and Katlyn Donovan each scored one run.

St. Al will play Saturday at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy.