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Vidalia Softball At Harlem Classic

Courtesy of VHS

The Vidalia Indians Softball team dropped the first two games of the season at the Harlem Fall Classic on Friday of last week.

VHS vs. Harlem

In Game One, the Indians faced perennial AAA powerhouse Harlem. The Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a lead off homerun from Senior Tori Wright. In the second inning, Wright added to the lead with a 2 RBI single, making it 3-0.

Vidalia pitcher Tymber Harris was strong early, striking out four Bulldogs in the first two innings. However, after an error and a single, Harlem tied things up in the bottom of the third inning when Gracyn Gurley hit a 3-run homerun. They took the lead when Abbigayle Hillman drove in another run on a single, making it 4-3.

Vidalia tied it up at 4-4 when Tori Wright drove in Laylah Brantley in the continued from page

fourth inning. However, Gracyn Gurley once again came through for Harlem in the bottom of the fifth when she hit a 2-run homerun, giving the Bulldogs the 6-4 win. Offensively for the Indians, Tori Wright finished the game 3-3 with 4 RBIs. Emma Humphrey was 1-3. Lydia Smith, Emma Vinson, and Laylah Brantley each scored runs. In the circle, pitcher Tymber Harris finished the game giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 8.


In Game 2, Vidalia faced off against the #1 ranked team in Single A, the ECI Bulldogs. ECI took the lead in the top of the first inning. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases, then an error and a sacrifice fly gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead. Vidalia answered in the bottom of the first when Tori Wright hit a solo homerun. ECI stretched the lead to 6-1 in the top of the third, and the Indians again answered in the bottom with 2 more runs, making the score 6-3. However, that was all the runs the Indians could manage, as they went on to lose 7-3. Tori Wright and Emma Vinson both had hits to lead the Indians offense. Madison Starr allowed 5 earned runs on 10 hits and 5 walks. The Indians will host Jeff Davis Thursday, August 11, in the home opener at 6:00 p.m.

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