April 7, 2010 9:31:00 AM
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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