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VHS Softball With Six Wins Last Week

VHS Softball With Six Wins Last Week
Emma Humphrey throws out a Toombs County runner at first base.Photo by Mike Branch
VHS Softball With Six Wins Last Week
Emma Humphrey throws out a Toombs County runner at first base.Photo by Mike Branch

What a week it was for the Vidalia High School Indians softball team as they picked up six wins over what was a very busy week. The Indians were at Tattnall County on Tuesday, hosted Emanuel County Institute on Wednesday, played their cross-county rival on Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday they were at the North Oconee Titan Classic where they played Commerce, Jackson County, and Hebron Christian. With these six wins they improve their overall record to 10-5-1 and are now 3-0 in Region play. vs. Tattnall

The Vidalia Indians softball team improved to 2-0 in Region 3AA with a 9-2 win over Tattnall County Tuesday night. After Tattnall County jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, the Indians answered right back with four runs in the second inning.. Madison Starr led off the inning with a double to center field, then came around to score on a Laylah Brantley single. Gabby Royal singled to send Brantley to second base. Tori Wright brought them all home with a three-run home run to right field, giving the Indians. 4-2 lead.

The Indians added to their lead in the fourth inning when an Emma Humphrey RBI double and a Shayla Bennett RBI single made the score 7-2. Tymber Harris finished the scoring in the seventh inning with a long home run to make it 9- 2. In the circle Starr got the win, going four innings, giving up three hits and two runs while striking out seven. Harris came in in relief and struck out eight in three innings.

vs. ECI

The Bulldogs of ECI came to town on Wednesday and Vidalia again took care of business. ECI got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning and then added a run in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead over the Indians.

But in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Indians got things going as they plated three runs to jump ahead, 3-2. They added three more runs in the sixth inning as they led 6-2. VHS held in the top of the seventh inning to win the game by that score. vs. Toombs

In the top of the second inning, Toombs got a hit by Emmerson Powell, and then Shayla Stringer walked to put two runners on base. But a strikeout got the Indians out of the jam.

In the bottom of the second inning, Emma Vinson led of with a walk for the Indians. Emily Thompson moved her to second with a bunt. Shayla Bennett hit a shot to the fence to scored Vinson for a 1-0 VHS lead.

In the top of the third inning, Rylie Lumley led off with a walk, and then she stole second. A ball hit into shallow left by Savannah Rushing tied the game at 1-1. Starr drove in another run with a fielder's choice to put the Indians on top 2- 1.

In the top of the fifth inning, Toomb's loaded the bases but could not get the big hit. In the bottom of the frame, the Indians loaded the bases. An error by Toombs made it 3-1 with VHS on top. Another error allowed VHS to take a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Thompson picked up a single, and then Bennett followed that with a two-run blast to give VHS a 5-1 lead. Tori Wright picked up a single and was driven in by Emma Humphrey for a 6-1 lead. VHS then loaded the bases and scored another run on a hit by Vinson. VHS held in the top of the seventh inning to win the game 7-1 over Toombs.

Titan Classic

At the Titan Classic, the Indians had a good showing as they picked up three wins. The first came in a 4-0 win over Commerce on Friday. That was followed on Saturday with a 5-3 win over Jackson County, and then they capped off the week with a 6-4 win over Hebron Christian.

This week VHS took on Appling County in a Region game on Tuesday after presstime. They will play Brantley County on Thursday on the road at 6:00 p.m.

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