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Rigdon, Newman combine on shutout for Central Academy


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DEKALB -- Rowdy Rigdon and Cole Newman combined on a three-hit shutout Tuesday to pitch the Central Academy baseball team past Kemper Academy 12-0 for a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, North Central District win. 


Rigdon (2-1) allowed one hit and struck out two in three innings and Newman have up two hits and fanned four in two innings as the Vikings won by the 10-run rule in five innings. 


Central Academy (5-3, 5-1 district) pounded out 13 hits, led by Ferris MaGuire with a double and two singles, Hunter Campbell with a double and single, and Redman Butler and Trevor Eaves with two singles each. Contributing a single each were Rigdown, Newman, Will Disbrow and Drew Pearson. 


Central''s next game is Friday at Winona Christian. 


n Pickens Academy 7, Lamar School 4: At Carrollton, Ala., the Pirates scored all of their runs in the sixth inning to rally for a victory. 


Chase Davidson hit a two-run homer and Tyler Vails had a two-run triple to highlight the sixth inning for Pickens Academy (11-2). 


Other leading hitters for the Pirates were Kirk Lewis with two singles and an RBI, Bryant Fikes with a single and an RBI and Casey Jones with a single. 


Vails (3-2) was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Michael Potts. Vails pitched the last three innings and didn''t allow a hit, but did walk three and surrendered a run. He struck out six. 


Pickens Academy plays Lowndes Academy in a doubleheader Friday. 






n Central Academy 21, Lamar School 8: At Meridian, the Lady Vikings pounded out 21 hits to remain undefeated through 10 games. 


Central Academy''s offensive attack was led by Kendall Taylor with two inside-the-park home runs, Alex Dawkins and Julianna Persons with a double and two singles each, Lillian Lindsey with a triple and single, Corey Dawkins with three singles, Shelby Boykin, Marion Colvin, Hollie Lane and Blake Rigdon with two singles each, and Layne Reed with a single. 


Colvin (10-0) was the winning pitcher. 


n South Lamar 7, Berry 1: At Millport, Ala., Laken Hancock allowed two hits and struck out 14 batters to pitch the Lady Stallions to a victory. 


Hancock improved her record to 7-2. 


Hancock led off the game with a double and Karoline Holsonback had an RBI single in the first inning and double in the sixth for South Lamar''s only hits. 


South Lamar (13-6) took advantage of 11 base on balls. 


The Lady Stallions play at home again Thursday when they host Hubbertville. 




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