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Indians 52-8 Over Tigers

Indians 52-8 Over Tigers Indians 52-8 Over Tigers

If there was any question about the offensive power of the #1 ranked Vidalia High School Indians baseball team, they put that to rest last week as they outscored the Falcons of East Laurens 52-8 in a three-game Region series.

Game 1

The Vidalia Indians baseball team picked up their 16th win of the season on the road Tuesday evening in the first game of their three-game Region series against East Laurens by a score of 20-3.

Landry Mead had another great pitching performance striking out 11 batters and only allowing 4 hits while going all 5 innings.

The Indians started out slowly on offense with only two runs in the first three innings, getting just one hit but capitalizing on a couple of errors. However, the bats came alive in the fourth inning with 11 hits and 15 runs, including Ty Dalley’s grand slam home run. VHS sent 19 batters to the plate in the inning.

East Laurens was able to push across three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Vidalia got those runs back in the top of the fifth. When East Laurens could not score in the bottom of the fifth, the game was over with Vidalia winning 20-3 by the run rule.

Leading the way offensively for the Indians was Michael Blount going 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's; Mead was 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s; Cason Banks was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s; Jordan Walden 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI; Caden Spivey 2-4 with 3 runs scored and Dalley 1-2 with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI’s with his grand slam. There were 12 different batters with hits and a season high 17 hits for the team.

Game 2

The Indians traveled to East Laurens again on Wednesday to face the Falcons in the second game of the series and took a 14-3 victory. This game had been scheduled for Friday but was moved forward to avoid the bad weather forecast to arrive on that date.

Caden Spivey pitched four innings, picking up his fourth win of the season. He struck out 7 batters while only allowing 4 hits. Jordan Walden closed out the game striking out 5 batters and allowing only 1 hit. continued from page

The Indian offense was led by Bryson Whited with 4 hits, 4 runs scored and 1 RBI; Walker Moncus with 3 hits, 1 run scored and 4 RBI’s. Blount contributed 2 hits, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Landry Mead added a home run along with 3 runs scored. Ty Dalley also scored 3 runs.

The Indians jumped on top in the first inning with four runs, but the Falcons scored two runs in the bottom of the first to make the score 4-2 VHS. Vidalia got those two runs back in the top of the second, and Spivey shut down the Falcons to put Vidalia back in front by four runs after two innings, 6-2. Neither team scored in the third inning, but Vidalia added four more in the fourth and again East Laurens failed to score making the score 10-2. Vidalia picked up one more in the fifth inning as did East Laurens. Vidalia closed out the game with three more runs to make the final score 14- 3.

Game 3

VHS swept East Laurens with a win on Thursday at home by a score of 18-2 in three innings. With the win the Indians improve to an 18-4 overall record including a 9-0 start in Region play. Bryson Whited picked up his fourth win of the season in just three innings of work due to the run ruled shortened game. Whited struck out six batters and allowed only 4 hits. Although the Indians only batted in two innings, they went through the batting order three times picking up 15 hits. The offense was led by Dalley, who picked up his second grand slam of the week along with a single and scoring 2 runs; Hughes Graham with 2 hits, 3 runs and 2 RBI’s; Whited with 2 hits, 3 runs and 1 RBI; Mead with 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 RBI; Moncus with 2 hits, 2 runs and 1 RBI; Tucker Stephens with 1 hit, 1 run and 2 RBI’s; Blount with 1 hit 2 runs and 1 RBI; Walden with 1 hit, 1 run and 1 RBI; Banks with 1 hit and 1 run; and Chandler Corbett with 1 hit.

The Indians will be playing an important threegame Region series this week against the Yellow Jackets of Jeff Davis County. They played the first game of the series on Tuesday in Hazlehurst after presstime. They will be back in action on Thursday in Vidalia at 5:45 p.m. And then will wrap up the series on Friday back in Hazlehurst at 6:00 p.m.

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