Indians Pick Up 3 Wins
The Vidalia High School softball team played three games last week and picked up wins in all three. That moved their record to 11-6 on the season and 6-2 in Region play, where they sit in second place. Last week the Indians got wins over Appling County, Brantley County, and Creekview. vs. Appling
The Vidalia Lady Indians fell behind early but then exploded for five runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to run by Appling County 8-2, Tuesday evening in Vidalia. With the win, the Lady Indians moved to 4-2 in Region 3AA and will next face Brantley County in Nahunta on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Appling County jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly and a solo home run. These were the only runs that senior Tymber Harris would allow as the Ga. Tech commit allowed just two more hits the rest of the way and retired 13 straight batters at one point in the game.
The Lady Indians got their first run of the game in the bottom of the 3rd on an Aidyn Driggers solo home run to right field, her first of the year to make the score 2-1.
The score remained that way until the bottom of the 4th inning, when Vidalia delivered the knockout blow, scoring five runs, including a threerun shot to left field by Laylah Brantley, also her first, and Emma Humphrey’s team-leading sixth home run, a solo bomb to centerfield to put the Lady Indians up 6-2.
From there, Tymber Harris took over en route to her 8th win of the year, striking out 11 Appling batters while giving up just four hits and two earned runs.
Vidalia added two more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning on a single by Gabby Royal and an RBI by Ivy Berry to make the final score 8-2. vs. Brantley
It was a close game against the Lady Herons on Thursday of last week. Neither team could get much going in the first several innings, and Brantley finally put the first run on the board in the bottom of the third inning.
VHS came back and tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning, but Brantley answered in the bottom of the frame to take a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the sixth inning VHS plated four runs as they jumped out to a 5-2 lead on the Herons. Brantley did get a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it 5-3, but VHS held on to get the win by that score. vs. Creekview
It was a battle for VHS on Friday at home for VHS against the Grizzlies of Creekview. It was a pitchers dual with neither team scoring a run through the first five innings of the contest.
VHS came through to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with two big runs. Creekview managed to get a run in the top of the seventh, but that was all that VHS allowed as they took the win, 2-1.
This week VHS hosted Brantley County on Monday and were at Pierce County on Tuesday after presstime. They will be back in action on Thursday at home against Tattnall County at 6:00 p.m., and then will host rival Toombs County on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.