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Indians 15-0 In Region

Indians 15-0 In Region Indians 15-0 In Region

The Indians baseball team of Vidalia High School closed out the regular season last week with a sweep of Bacon County. That gave the Indians an undefeated Region record of 15-0, and a regular season record of 24-4. They will enter the playoffs as the #1 seed out of Region 2AA, and as the #1 team in the state.

Game 1

Landry Mead got his 10th win of the season as he pitched a complete game in the 11-1 run rule win over Bacon on Tuesday at home. He allowed just 3 hits and 1 run, while striking out 8 and issuing no walks.

It took the VHS bats a bit to get going. Bacon took the lead in the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run. VHS quickly tied the game in the bottom of the frame with a lead off home run by Ty Dalley. Hughes Graham followed with a double, and then an RBI from Walker Moncus put VHS on top 2-1. Jordan Walden picked up a double to put two runners on base, and then a two-run double from Carson Banks gave the Indians a 4-1 lead.

In the sixth inning Walden walked, and then a hit by Caden Spivey put runners at the corners. Walden scored on a wild pitch for a 5-1 lead, and then Spivey came across on an RBI hit by Banks for a 6-1 lead. Bryson Whited picked up a single, and then a walk to Dalley loaded the bases. Graham hit it to the fence that pushed the lead to 8-1, and another wild pitch made it continued from page

9-1. VHS added two more runs to give the Indians an 11-1 win over the Raiders of Bacon.

Although the Indian offense started off sluggish, they still pounded out 11 hits from seven different players. Graham led the way with 3 hits while Spivey and Whited had 2 hits each.

Game 2

On Thursday at Bacon County the Indians had a bit of a closer game, but still came away with the win. VHS got two early runs in the top of the first inning. Whited picked up an single and then came around to score on a hit by Dalley and an error by the right fielder. Dalley scored on a wild pitch to put VHS up 2- 0. VHS added a run in the top of the fourth inning as Graham got things going with a triple and was brought in on a ball hit by Moncus for a 3-0 lead. Bacon plated their first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning to close the lead to 3- 1. In the top of the fifth inning VHS scored two more as they pushed their lead to 5-1. Banks hit a double to right-center and was driven in on a double by Mead. Dalley got an RBI hit for the Indians' 5-1 lead.

In the seventh inning Mead added another double and then moved over to third on an error. Whited came through with another RBI on a sacrifice fly to put VHS up 6-1. Bacon picked up one run in the bottom of that final inning, but VHS took the win, 6-2.

Spivey got the win on the mound for VHS.

Game 3

The final game of the series was back in Vidalia on Friday, and the Indians won again by the run rule.

The Indians scored seven runs in the bottom of the first inning on three walks, an error, a hit batter and three hits.

It appeared that it might be a short three inning game, but the Indians made a couple of base running mistakes and were only able to plate one more run over the next three innings, making the score 8-0 going into the bottom of the fifth. Mead led off the fifth with his second double of the game and moved to third on a wild pitch. Whited then walked to put two runners on base. On another wild pitch Mead attempted to come in to score, but was tagged out at the plate; Whited moved to second base on the play. A short fly out to right field left Whited on second with two outs. Ethan Moore was hit by a pitch and Jordan Stephens singled to load the bases. Kaleb Bennett lined the first pitch he saw into right field, driving in two runs to give the Indians the 10-0 win.

This week VHS will play in the first round of the GHSA State AA Playoffs. Vidalia will host Washington County in a best-of-three series. They will play a double header on Thursday with the first game at 4:00 p.m. The 'If' game would be on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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