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VHS Sweeps Swainsboro

VHS Sweeps Swainsboro VHS Sweeps Swainsboro

The Vidalia High School Indians baseball team has moved into the #1 spot in the state as they overtook Lovett with a sweep of Swainsboro last week in dominating fashion in a three-game Region series.

Game 1

The first game of the series was at home on Tuesday of last week. Landry Mead was on the mound and shut down the Tigers in the top of the first inning. In the bottom of the frame Hughes Graham was hit by a pitch with Cason Banks coming in to run for him. Banks stole second and then Walker Moncus came through with an RBI triple to put VHS up 1-0. A hit by Michael Blount drove in Moncus for a 2-0 lead heading to the top of the second inning.

In the bottom of the second inning Bryce Davis hit a solo home run to center field for a 3-0 lead for the Indians. VHS added two more runs in the third inning with an RBI hit by Moncus for a continued from page

4-0 lead. VHS then loaded up the bases. Caden Spivey hit an RBI single for a 5-0 lead.

Swainsboro did finally get on the board in the top of the sixth inning, but that was all they could get as the Indians took the win, 5-1. Mead went the distance on the mound and had 15 strikeouts in the game.

Game 2

In Swainsboro on Wednesday VHS won in dominant fashion. VHS took a 2-1 lead in the first inning, and then opened the game up in the top of the second with four more runs. The Indians added one run in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings as they led 9-1.

Vidalia scored two more in the sixth inning as they won the game 11-1 by the run rule over the Tigers.

Game 3

On Thursday back in Vidalia, the Indians jumped out to a big lead, but let the Tigers hang around and make it interesting. VHS put four runs on the board in the first inning and added four more in the second as they opened up an 8-0 lead on the Tigers. VHS added one more in the third to go ahead 9-0.

Swainsboro got on the board in the fourth with two runs, but VHS answered in the bottom of the frame with two of their own, making it 11-2. In the top of the fifth the Tigers scored three more runs, and plated two more in the sixth as they closed the lead to 11-7.

VHS got one more in the bottom of the sixth and then shut down the Tigers in the seventh to win the game 12-7 and take the Region series.

VHS is now 12-4 on the year and they are 3-0 in the Region. This week they will face off with crosscounty rival Toombs County for a three-game Region series. The first game was on Monday of this week after presstime. They will play on Wednesday in Vidalia at 5:45 p.m. and then on Thursday in Lyons at 5:45 p.m.

Landry Mead threw a complete game with 15 strikeouts against Swasinsboro on Tuesday of last week at home.Photo by Mike Branch

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