Softball roundup: Lady Vikings pound Marksville

Published 12:01am Tuesday, March 27, 2012

VIDALIA — Laura Perilloux and Kennedy Beard set the tone early for the Vidalia Lady Vikings in the first inning of their LHSAA District 3-3A game against the Marksville Lady Tigers.

Perilloux allowed just one hit through the first two innings and Beard’s lead-off home run started at seven-run rally in the bottom of the first inning in leading Vidalia to a 21-6 win over Marksville Monday afternoon. The game was called after three and two-thirds innings.

Vidalia led 10-0 before Marksville finally got on the board in the top of the third inning with RBI singles from K. Savant and Jacobs. The Lady Vikings got those runs back in the bottom of the third, but the Lady Tigers would not go away quietly as they scored four runs on six hits off Perilloux, all of them singles, in the top of the fourth inning to make it a 12-6 ball game. Jacobs finished 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Savant was 2-for-3.

But the Lady Vikings ended the game early by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the fourth. The big hits were a bases-clearing double by Taylor Rogers and a two-run double from Megan Naquin. Beard’s RBI single with two outs in the frame put a stop to the game.

Katlyn Temple had just one hit but she had four RBIs thanks to a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the second inning. Perilloux was the wining pitcher and finished 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, Naquin went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three stolen bases, and Beard was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. As a team, Vidalia finished with 13 hits and committed just one error. They also took advantage of 10 walks, three hit batters and four wild pitchers by losing pitcher Bordelon.

Vidalia (15-9, 2-4) next plays at Jena on beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.