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Indians Sweep Warriors

Indians Sweep Warriors
Lawson Lowe comes through with a two-run home run for the Indians as they battle with Tattnall CountyPhoto by Pop-Pop’s Photos
Indians Sweep Warriors
Lawson Lowe comes through with a two-run home run for the Indians as they battle with Tattnall CountyPhoto by Pop-Pop’s Photos

Courtesy of VHS

The Vidalia High School baseball team swept a three-game series over the Warriors of Tattnall County last week. Vidalia was at Tattnall on Tuesday and Friday and hosted them on Thursday.

Game 1

It was the Region opener for the Indians as they took on Tattnall on the road on Tuesday. VHS came from behind to force extra innings and then came up with the win in the eighth inning.

Tattnall took the early lead in the game with a run in the bottom of the first inning to lead 1-0. VHS came back with two runs in the top of the third inning to go ahead, 2-1, but Tattnall answered in the bottom of the frame, tying the game at 2-2.

A run from Tattnall in the fourth inning gave them a 3-2 lead, and they extended that in the fifth inning as they plated another run to take a 4-2 lead.

The Indians tied the game in the top of the seventh thanks to a triple by Veer Patel and a sacrifice fly by Carson Ricks.

Then, in the eighth inning, the Indians loaded the bases, and Brayden Mc-Caw drew a walk, scoring the go-ahead run.

Veer Patel led the Indians at the plate with a 3-5 night, and Jackson Berry added two hits for the Indians. Tucker McDonald pitched seven strong innings on the mound, earning the win for the Indians. The senior right-hander allowed only two earned runs on seven hits while striking out four. Jackson Berry came in in the top of the eighth to earn the save.

Game 2

Lawson Lowe hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and the Indians added another runs to take a 3-0 lead in the first. Veer Patel added a two-run home run in the second inning along continued from page

with a third run to push their lead to 6-0 over the Warriors.

VHS scored two more in the fourth and another in the fifth as they built up a 9-0 lead. Tattnall plated a run in the top of the sixth inning and one more in the seventh, but VHS took the win, 9-2.

Patel also earned the win on the mound going six and two-thirds innings allowing seven hits, two runs, and striking out three.

Game 3

Jackson Berry pitched a complete-game shutout, and Lawson Lowe hit his second home run in as many days as the Vidalia Indians, powered by Tattnall Co., 7-0 to sweep the season series against the Battle Creek Warriors.

Berry was in command all night, allowing just four hits and striking out seven on a 74-pitch complete game. Lowe’s two-run homer in the first inning put the Indians up 2-0, and Vidalia never looked back.

VHS scored two more runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. VHS added one more in the sixth on the way to a 7-0 win.

Berry has now thrown 19 scoreless innings in a row, with the last recorded run against the junior coming in the second inning of the South Effingham game on March 1.

The Indians had 12 hits on the night, with seven different players having at least one hit. Carson Ricks went 3-4 on the night to lead the Indians, with Lowe, Andrew Norfleet, and Brayden McCaw each having two hits.

With the win, Vidalia moves to 8-8 on the season and 3-0 in Region 3AA play. This week VHS has a Region series against Appling County. VHS hosted Appling on Tueday after presstime. They will be back in action on Wednesday at home at 5:45 p.m. and then wrap up the series on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Baxley.

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