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Prep softball: Lady Vikings top Bastop 16-6

Published 12:01am Saturday, February 23, 2013

MONROE, La. — Despite giving up six runs over five innings, Taylor Rodgers held Bastrop to just three hits and struck out nine batters as the Vidalia Lady Vikings defeated the Lady Rams 16-6 Friday afternoon at the Neville Tournament.

Vidalia gave Rodgers plenty of run support early on as the Lady Vikings scored six runs in the top of the first inning. But Bastrop rallied in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to make it a 7-6 ball game.

Leading only 8-6 after five innings of play, the Lady Vikings finally put away the Lady Rams by scoring eight runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Cassie Gonzales hit two doubles in a 2-for-4 performance, Katlyn Bertelsen was 3-for-5 with two runs batted in, and Meagan Naquin went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Vidalia (2-0) will play back-to-back games today at the Neville Tournament. First up for the Lady Vikings will be Franklin Parish at 1 p.m., followed by a matchup with Cedar Creek at 3 p.m.

Menard Tournament games involving Block, Monterey rained out

PINEVILLE, La. — The Menard Tournament at the Ward 9 Complex was scheduled to get under way Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, more rain forced the day’s action to be canceled.

Block’s game against host Menard was rained out. The Lady Bears will play two games today, but neither will be against the tournament host. They will first take on Grace Christian at 4:15 p.m. and then they will go up against Avoyelles Charter at 8:45 p.m.

Monterey’s game against St. Joseph (Plaucheville) has been rescheduled for today at 4:15 p.m. The Lady Wolves then take on Bolton at 8:45 p.m.