Rare Week For VHS Softball
It was a tough week for the Indians softball team of Vidalia High School as they dropped two Region games and fell to Jeff Davis on Wednesday. Vidalia fell to Appling in a heartbreaker on Tuesday, then by the run rule to JD on Wednesday, then lost another close game on Thursday to Brantley County.
In the bottom of the first inning Emma Humphrey put VHS on top 1-0 with a solo home run. Then in the top of the third inning on a series of errors by VHS, the Pirates took the lead. They laid down a bunt and the throw to first was dropped. Then the throw to home was offline allowing the first run to score. Next, the throw to second was wide and went into center field allowing the second run to come in to score for a 2-1 Appling lead. In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Indians had loaded the bases with no outs. Emma Vinson came through with a base-clearing double to give VHS the lead, 4-2. Tori Wright grounded out, but moved Vinson over to third. Vinson then scored on a fielder’s choice by Lydia Smith for a 5-2 lead.
In the top of the sixth inning is when everything changed. The Pirates loaded the bases, and then with one swing Appling took the lead on a grand slam. That put them on top 6-5. The Indians were not able to score in the sixth or seventh innings as they fell to the Pirates. vs. JD
In Hazlehurst on Wednesday the Yellow Jackets took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. They added three more in the third to lead 6-0 over the Indians. Jeff Davis scored four runs in the fourth inning as they pull out to a 10-0 lead on VHS. The Jackets held in the top of the fifth inning to win the game by the run rule over Vidalia. vs. Brantley
In Vidalia on Thursday the Blue Herons of Brantley picked up the Region win. They got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning. Vidalia answered in the bottom of the second with a run to tie the game at 1-1. Brantley took the lead back in the top of the third inning as they plated a run to go ahead 2-1. Brantley scored one more in the top of the sixth inning on the way to a 3-1 win over the Indians.
VHS is now 11-9-1 on the year and they are 5-4 in Region play. This week Vidalia hosted Pierce County on Tuesday after presstime. They are scheduled to play at Tattnall County on Thursday if weather permits due to the hurricane. Vidalia is then supposed to play in the Grayson Ram Classic on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. against Northside of Columbus and Loganville.