Indians Suffer 1st Region Loss
The Vidalia High School softball team picked up two more wins last week, but dropped their first Region game of the year as they fell to the Yellow Jackets of Jeff Davis on Thursday. VHS did get wins over rival Toombs County on Tuesday and then West Laurens on Wednesday.
VHS vs. Toombs
A couple of early errors by Vidalia put a run on the board for Toombs County in the first inning to put them on top 1-0. Toombs put a couple more runners on base, but that was all that Vidalia allowed them to score. VHS was held scoreless in the first two innings of the game, but in the the third inning they finally put something together. Rileigh Robinson walked to lead off the third and then stole second base. Ashtyn Braddy walked to put two runners on base, and Emma Thompson came through with a 2-RBI double to put the Indians on top 2-1. Alli Taufmann got a hit into right-center. Bailey Holland hit a sacrifice fly, and then a hit by Madison Starr and an error on a ground ball put VHS up 5-1. VHS added two more runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead. Toombs did get a run in the fifth inning as they loaded the bases to make it 7-2. That was the final score of the game as the Indians shut them down the rest of the way.
Starr started the game in the circle and threw three innings. Holland worked the next three and struck out eight batters. Tymber Harris closed out the game in the seventh.
VHS vs. W. Laurens
The game was close early with the Indians getting on the board first with a run in the top of the second inning. The Raiders answered in the bottom of the frame with a run to tie the game at 1-1. West Laurens took the lead in the third inning with a run to lead 2-1, but VHS plated two in the fourth to jump ahead 3-2. VHS scored five more runs in the top of the seventh inning as they pulled away to take an 8-2 victory over the AAAA team.
VHS vs. Jeff Davis
The Indians were coming off a nine inning win over Jeff Davis the week before, but this time VHS was on the short side as they fell to the Yellow Jackets for their first Region loss. Both teams had a runner on base in the first inning, but the first score came in the third inning by Jeff Davis. They picked up one run and then got a 2-run home run to take a 3-0 lead over the Indians.
Both pitchers, Starr for the Indians and Kesleigh Poe pitched solid games. Neither team scored in over the next three innings, sending the game to the seventh inning with JD on top 3-0.
VHS held in the top of the seventh and then finally got something going in the bottom of the final inning. Walks to Robinson and Braddy put two runners on base and Humphrey hit a ball and they committed an error to close the lead to 3-1. Holland loaded the bases, and Taufmann hit a grounder up the middle. Braddy scored, but Humphrey was waved around and a good throw by Jeff Davis got her out at the plate.
That gave Jeff Davis the 3-2 win over the Indians. Vidalia is now 19-4 overall and they are 9-1 in Region play. Jeff Davis is 15-4 and 8-2 in the Region.
This week the Indians hosted East Laurens on Tuesday after presstime and will be back in action on Wednesday at Bacon County and will turn around and host Bacon on Thursday with both games starting at 5:45 p.m.