Prep softball roundups: Vidalia wins, ties in tourney

Published 12:01am Sunday, March 24, 2013

VIDALIA — The Vidalia Lady Vikings went 1-0-1 Saturday at the 2013 Vidalia High School Softball Tournament. Vidalia rallied three times to tie Block 4-4 in a morning game that went 10 innings and then took care of the Rayville Hornets 7-0 in the early afternoon.

In the first game of the day, Block scored one run in the top of the fourth and fifth innings to go ahead 2-0. Then Vidalia tied it up on Savannah McCarver’s two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Block took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth before McCarver doubled in a run in the bottom of the ninth. The Lady Bears scored once in the top of the 10th to make it a 4-3 game, but the Lady Vikings tied it up again, this time of Laura Perilloux’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. The game was called after that.

Rodgers struck out eight and walked two while Hughes struck out three and walked one.

In the second game of the day, Perilloux pitched a complete-game shutout and allowed just four hits and one walk to go with one strikeout.

The Lady Vikings broke open a scoreless game with six runs in the bottom of the second inning, highlighted by Tatum Turner’s two-run single. Rayville starting pitcher Madison Frith didn’t last long on the mound, going one and one-third innings. She gave up six runs, five earned, on two hits and seven walks. Ali Davis came on in relief and held Vidalia to just on earned run on three hits and two walks and she struck out three in four and two-thirds innings.

Vidalia (13-7-1) has a 4 p.m. game on Monday at Marksville.

Cathedral splits two games at Brookhaven Tournament

BROOKHAVEN — The Cathedral Lady Green Wave went 1-1 Saturday at the Brookhaven Tournament, first losing a heartbreaker to the host Brookhaven Lady Panthers 5-4 before defeating the Magee Lady Trojans 9-4.

In Game 1, Cathedral scored in each of the first three innings to take a 4-0 lead before Brookhaven rallied for five runs in the bottom of the third. Christen Benson had the big hit for the Lady Panthers with a three-run home run.

Mollie Devening allowed five runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in four innings.

Game 2 ended up being a back-and-forth contest between Magee and Cathedral. First, the Lady Green Wave scored one run in the bottom of the second inning before the Lady Trojans answered with four runs in the top of the third. However, Cathedral responded with an eight-run rally in the bottom of the third.

Mollie Devening was the winning pitcher. She allowed four earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout in four innings.

Cathedral (9-3-1) has a 5:30 p.m. game Tuesday at St. Aloysius.