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Colonels knock off Rebels, Cougars

A Colonel baserunner dives back into first base before a tag from the ACCS fielder. (Crockett Action Shots)

By James Beasley
The Copiah Academy Colonels got good pitching performances and timely hitting last week, and as a result, they won both games, improving their overall record to 10-4.
On Monday, CA traveled to Jackson, where they whipped the always-tough Hillcrest Christian School Cougars 9-2. The Colonels struck early, scoring 4 runs in the top of the first inning and adding 3 more in the third. They got 2 more insurance runs in the top of the sixth.
Meanwhile, Copiah starting pitcher Casey Hurley (3-1) gave up just 3 hits and one earned run in six innings, while striking out 7. Trevor Blocker pitched the final inning.
Colton Brown led the winners with 3 hits. Three other Colonels each had a pair of hits: Ty Higginbotham, Dennis Harper, and Latham Pyron. One of Pyron’s hits was a double;  teammate Mitch Little also had a double.
In Tuesday’s game, CA starter Trevor Blocker (4-1) held the Adams County Christian School Rebels to one hit over 3 innings as the Colonels blanked ACCS 12-0 in Gallman. Peyton Whitehead came on in the top of the fourth and gave up the only other hit as Copiah won via the 10-run rule.
Colton Brown led the winners with 3 hits and 3 RBI’s, while Whitehead and Dennis Harper each contributed a pair of singles. Ty Higginbotham’s double was the Colonels’ only extra-base hit.
Copiah enters district play this week as the Colonels host  Parklane Academy in a varsity doubleheader on Thursday after playing in McComb on Tuesday.

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