Heavy rain postpones Cathedral, ACCS softball games
Published at 7:18 am on Saturday, August 27, 2022
NATCHEZ – Inclement weather over the past several days has put a damper on MAIS District 3-5A games featuring both the Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave and the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels.
Cathedral, coming off a loss to Silliman Institute that was followed by a win over Franklin Academy last Saturday afternoon that moved their record to 8-2 overall, was scheduled to travel to Madison to take on St. Joseph on Monday afternoon and then play host to Copiah Academy last Tuesday afternoon.
Unfortunately, those games were rained out and rescheduled for later in the season. The Lady Green Wave were also looking to remain undefeated in District 3-5A, they will have to wait until next week for that to happen.
With those games falling, the Lady Green Wave have been able to get some practice in, but not as much as they would like and none of it happens outdoors.
“We’ve been able to do our offensive drills. But we haven’t been able to do any defensive training. We’re focusing on our shots and our hitting,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said. “We have a beautiful indoor facility that we just had rebuilt this summer. It’s been a blessing for us this year.”
Beesley said the outlook for the weather in the near future may not look too promising as more rain is forecast, though not the deluge that has hit parts of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas earlier this week.
“Looking at the long-term forecast, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better next week,” Beesley said. “We’re just going to stay ready and practice in the cage. When we’re ready to get back on the field, we’ll be ready to play.”
Cathedral Games for junior college and university in St. games against Central Hinds Academy on Monday, August 29 and ACCS on Tuesday, August 30.
Cathedral’s home game against Copiah Academy will not take place until Thursday, Sept. 15 with a varsity-only tilt beginning at 5 p.m.
“It was disappointing. It’s been more frustrating for the coaches, fans and parents than it has been for the kids,” Beesley noted. “The kids will work hard whether it’s sunny or raining. It’s been frustrating for the kids too.”
As for the ACCS, which finally picked up its first win of the season last Tuesday at home against Central Hinds Academy to go 1-12 overall and 1-1 in district play, the Lady Rebels were looking to continue that momentum earlier this week. they were scheduled to play at Copiah Academy on Monday afternoon and then host St. John’s High School. Aloysius on Tuesday afternoon.
However, those matches were also postponed and rescheduled due to inclement weather. The Lady Rebels will play at Copiah Academy on Wednesday, August 31 for a varsity only game at 4:00 p.m. They will host St. Aloysius on Wednesday, September 14th for a varsity only game at 5:30 p.m
As for how the weather has affected practice, ACCS head coach Tate Lipscomb said, “That’s a problem. We went to the cage. We are working out in the gym a day or two. We haven’t been able to do any practice.”
Lipscomb added that it has been frustrating for the players as well as the coaching staff.
“You can’t get into a rhythm or a routine when you can’t practice,” Lipscomb said. “Trying to figure out when to practice. Attempting to perform other activities.”
ACCS then plays Centerville Academy in the Round Robin on Saturday before returning for district games next Monday at St. Joe-Madison and at home against Cathedral next Tuesday.