Two Region Wins For VHS
The Indians softball team of Vidalia High School picked up two Region wins last week as they beat rival Toombs County in a close battle on Tuesday, and then rolled over Tattnall County on Wednesday. They then fell to the Pirates of Appling on Thursday in another close contest, this time heading to extra innings. vs. Toombs
In the top of the first inning Nora Grace Mercer picked up a hit for the Bulldogs, but that was all that they could get, sending the game to the bottom of the first inning still at 0-0.
The Indians got Tori Wright on base, and then a hit by Emma Humphrey put runners at the corners for the Indians with just one out. A passed ball moved Humphrey to second base, but TCHS got an out and then pitcher Shay Stringer got a strikeout for the third out of the inning to get out of the jam.
Toombs didn’t get anything going in the top of the second inning, but in the bottom of the inning Gabby Royal got a single, and then a wild pitch moved her to second. TCHS got the third out on a ground out to end the inning.
In the top of the third inning Rylie Lumley picked up a solid single with two outs, but a fly out sent the game to the bottom of the third still tied at 0-0.
Wright picked up a single in the bottom of the third, and with two outs she stole second base. Humphrey came through with a solid hit into right-center that brought in Wright to make it a 1-0 game with VHS on top. Tymber Harris came through with a bloop down the right-field line to score Humphrey to make it a 2-0 game for VHS.
Neither team could come through with a run over the rest of the game as the Indians took the win, 2-0, over the Bulldogs.
Harris got the win in the circle for VHS and Stringer took the loss for Toombs. vs. Tattnall
The Indians jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the top of the first inning at Tattnall. They added two more runs in the second inning to hold a 9-0 lead over the Warriors.
The Indians kept the bats going as they plated three more runs in the third inning to push their lead to 12-0. Tattnall finally got on the board in the bottom of the third inning with one run, but it was still a 12-1 lead for VHS.
The Indians scored one more run in the top of the fourth inning and then held Tattnall in the bottom of the frame to take the win by the run rule, 13-1. vs Appling
On Thursday the Indians were in Baxley to face the Pirates. In the bottom of the first inning Appling had a couple of runners on base, but Harris got out of the jam, sending the game to the second inning still at 0-0. continued from page
Neither team scored in the second or third innings, but in the bottom of the fourth Appling was threatening with two runners on base. VHS again got out of the inning without allowing a run. Both teams went scoreless in the fifth inning, and the Indians were shut down in the top of the sixth inning. VHS held in the sixth, but couldn't come up with anything in the top of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh Appling had a lead off single, but the Indians defense and Harris held them scoreless, sending the game to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth inning a double by Laylah Brantley, and then a bunt single by Madison Starr put runners at the corners for the Indians. Appling struck out the next two batters, but Humphrey walked to load the bases. A strikeout ended the threat.
VHS held in the bottom of the eighth inning. Neither team scored in the ninth, sending the game to the 10th inning. In the top of the 10th Brantley started on second base, and Starr reached base to put two runners on. Brantley came in to score on a groundout by Wright to put VHS on top 1-0. In the bottom of the 10th Appling started with a runner on second and with one out got a single to put runners at the corners. They took second to put both runners in scoring position. With two outs the Pirates got double to right field that scored two runs and gave them the 2-1 win over the Indians. VHS is now 14-10-1 on the year, and they are 8-5 in Region play. VHS played a double header with Brantley County on Tuesday after presstime to decide #2 and #3 in the Region. They will wrap up the regular season at Jeff Davis on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.