By JOSH FRYE
The Atmore Christian School Lady Rams split a 3-team tournament series last Friday, April 23.
During the Lady Rams’ first game of the tournament against Central Christian, ACS was cut down, 27-1.
“This team (Central Christian) is number 1 in our conference,” ACS head coach Bethany Albritton said. “They play a tough game.”
The Central Christian Saints wasted little time getting on the board, scoring 7 runs during the first inning and adding 16 more during the second, and 4 during the third. Elizabeth Terry gained the only run for the Lady Rams. Temple Albritton and Anna Weaver gained the loss on the mound for ACS. Albritton pitched just over 1 inning and allowed 11 hits and 23 runs. Weaver pitched just over 1 inning and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits. Each pitcher earned 2 strikeouts.
Coach Albritton said that even though the team suffered a devastating loss during the first game of the tournament, the Lady Rams refused to allow the loss to get them down. During the second game of the tournament against Christian Collegiate, ACS reentered the winners spot with a 17-1 victory. ACS’s Megan
Wilson showed timely hitting, driving in 5 runners on 3 hits. In addition, Wilson also added a homerun in the third.
During the second inning, the Lady Rams went to work, scoring 8 runs.
The offensive firepower was led by Weaver, Wilson, Abby Ross and Mia Morris, who each gained RBI’s during the inning. Weaver also earned the win within the circle for ACS. The pitcher went 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits, struck out eight batters and walked 1. The Lady Rams totaled 12 hits.
Wilson, Weaver and Terry each racked up multiple hits. Weaver and Wilson led the pack with 3 hits each. ACS did not commit any errors in the field, and Ross gained 9 chances in the field, the most of the team.
With the win, the Lady Rams will advance to the Panhandle Christian Conference tournament this Friday and Saturday. Brackets are not set as of yet. The tournament will name a champion and will mark the end of the 2020-2021 fast pitch season.