Natchez no-hit at home by Terry

Published 12:01am Wednesday, April 4, 2012

NATCHEZ — Terry High School senior pitcher Wes Stringer was too much for Natchez High School to handle Tuesday night.

Stringer threw a no-hitter, struck out 10 batters and walked three as Terry defeated Natchez 11-0 in six innings.

With the win, Stringer improved his record on the mound to 8-0 and Terry won the MHSAA Region 6-6A championship.

“They’re very good and he’s the best pitcher I’ve seen. That Stringer kid is the real deal,” Natchez head coach Skip Golding said. “It’s been tough for us with the rain. We don’t have any indoor facilities to practice (at).”

Terry, the No. 4 team in the latest Clarion-Ledger MHSAA poll, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning before adding two runs in both the top of the third and fifth innings before ending the game early with five runs in the top of the sixth.

Derrian Johnson was charged with the loss. Natchez High (3-8, 1-4) hosts Forest Hill Friday at 1 p.m.

Vidalia 8, Avoyelles 5

VIDALIA — Vidalia trailed Avoyelles High School 2-1 after five and a half innings of play Tuesday night.

But the Vikings rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and then held on to defeat the Mustangs in LHSAA District 3-3A action Tuesday afternoon.

Avoyelles had a 2-0 advantage before Vidalia finally got on the scoreboard courtesy of a solo home run by Nathan Bozeman in the bottom of the third inning. Bozeman also had a double in the game and ended up going 2-for-4.

Eight of Vidalia’s 11 hits came in the bottom of the sixth inning, including several back-to-back singles to go with a couple of doubles, a walk and a hit batter.

“We finally got some timely hits in that inning,” Vidalia head coach Kale Davis said.

Winning pitcher Corey Williams had a double, as did Roper Craft and Josh Foucher. Lane Strong was 2-for-4.

The Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but could get no closer. Taylor Lambert had a double and B. Edmonds went 2-for-4.

Vidalia (11-7, 1-2) next plays at Jena on Thursday with the junior varsity game at 4 p.m. and the varsity game at 6 p.m.

Tensas Academy at Tallulah Academy cancelled

TALLULAH, La. — Tensas Academy on top of Tallulah Academy nearly midway through the two teams’ MAIS District 6-A game Tuesday afternoon when inclement weather put a stop to the game.

The game ended up being rained out with the Chiefs leading 2-0 with two outs in the top of the fourth inning and runners on first and second base. Head coach Curt Leake said if they defeat Wilkinson County Christian Academy at home next Tuesday, they will lock up second place behind Amite School Center and will not have to finish their game with the Trojans.

However, if WCCA defeats Tensas Academy, then the Chiefs will have to finish the rest of their game with the Trojans.