Softball season is about to get under way

Published 12:53 pm Monday, August 3, 2015

The opening of softball in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools is getting closer with each passing day.
There are two schools in Washington Parish that are in the MAIS including, Bowling Green School and Ben’s Ford Christian School’s.
Bowling Green is coming off of a season that saw the Lady Buccaneers finish with a 15-17 overall record, which included the playoffs.
The team reached the Class AA Tournament before falling to Bayou Academy and Simpson, 10-0 and 6-1, respectively.
Bowling Green’s regular season begins Aug. 4 with a home game against Amite School Center.
The junior varsity contest is set to begin at 6 p.m., and the varsity game follows.
The season was set to begin tomorrow for the Lady Buccaneers, but tomorrow’s game on the road against Brookhaven Academy, which was set for 11 a.m., has been pushed back to Sept. 5. The game is still on the road at 11 a.m.
Bowling Green fans will have plenty of opportunities to see their team in action throughout August. Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 25, the Lady Buccaneers have 12 days when there is a game. Five of those contests are at home.
The schedule slows down a little after Aug. 25, as the team has seven days with games until the end of the regular season. One is the Brookhaven Academy Tournament.
Ben’s Ford comes into this season after a tough year in 2014 when the Lady Eagles went 2-7.
The Lady Eagles open their season with a pair of home games.
Ben’s Ford Christian School plays Silliman Institute Aug. 11 and Columbia Academy Aug. 17. Both varsity contests begin at 4 p.m., and the junior varsity teams take the field following the varsity games.
Ben’s Ford plays four games between Aug. 17 and Aug. 25.
Two are at home and three are in Washington Parish.
The Lady Eagles travel to Bowling Green Aug. 18.
The final regular season game for Bowling Green is Sept. 21 on the road against Amite School Center.
Ben’s Ford Christian School’s final regular season contest is the following day at home against Prentiss Christian School.
The South State Tournament follows the regular season, as teams try to advance from there to the state tournament.