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Prep softball roundups: Vidalia falls in district game

VIDALIA — Chelsea Edwards hit two doubles and ended up going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in as the Caldwell Parish Lady Warriors defeated the Vidalia Lady Vikings 8-4 Thursday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-3A game.

Vidalia first rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game up in the bottom of the third inning, trailed 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning and came back again, this time to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth. However, Caldwell Parish put the game away with a four-run rally in the top of the fifth for a 7-4 advantage.

Each team’s starting pitcher went the distance in this game. Kate Caraway allowed two earned runs on seven hits with six walks and seven strikeouts. Taylor Rodgers gave up six earned runs on 13 hits with six strikeouts.

Both players also did well at the plate. Rodgers went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Vidalia, while Caraway was 2-for-4 with a triple.

Vidalia (11-7, 2-4) plays at 6 p.m. today against LaSalle at the Vidalia Tournament.

Block 6, Northwood-Lena 3

LENA, La. — Micahla Hughes allowed two earned runs on six hits and struck out nine batters in a complete-game performance as the Block Lady Bears pulled away late to defeat the Northwood-Lena Lady Gators Thursday afternoon in LHSAA District 4-1A action.

Block had a 3-1 lead after five innings of play, but Northwood-Lena scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 3-3. However, the Lady Bears responded with a three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning.

Shauneisha Crumpton had a solo home run in the top of the first inning, Shea Boothe went 2-for-4 with a double, and Hughes was 2-for-5. Stephanie Willis suffered the loss for the Lady Gators after giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and seven walks with four strikeouts.

Block (7-11, 2-2) has a 4 p.m. game today against Rayville at the Vidalia Tournament.

Monterey 6, Grace Christian 5

ALEXANDRIA, La. — Paige Bryan allowed two earned runs on eight hits, struck out six and walked one over seven innings as the Monterey Lady Wolves held on to defeat the Grace Christian Lady Warriors in a key LHSAA District 4-B game Thursday afternoon.

Monterey scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning for its first lead of the game, 3-1. But it wouldn’t last long as Grace Christian scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 3-3. The Lady Wolves scored three times in the top of the seventh and held off the Lady Warriors’ rally in the bottom of the seventh.

Karlee Woodruff went 2-for-4 with a double and Kennedy Poole had a double for the Lady Wolves. Monterey (11-9, 3-2) next plays at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday at home against Avoyelles Charter.