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Prep Roundup: Vidalia High soars past Eagles, 10-4

HARRISONBURG, La. — Vidalia High School broke open a close game with six runs in the bottom of the third inning as the Vikings defeated the St. Joseph’s (Plaucheville) High School Eagles 10-4 Friday afternoon at the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Vidalia had a 3-0 lead after two innings of play before St. Joseph’s scored two runs in the top of the third inning to make it a one-run game. But the Vikings made sure the Eagles’ comeback attempt would not last very long with their offensive explosion in the bottom of the third that gave them a 9-2 lead.

Vidalia scored its last run of the game in the bottom of the fifth. St. Joseph’s scored two runs in the top of the sixth.

William Handjis went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored. Winning pitcher Cole Cangemi allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks and struck out five in a complete-game performance and was 2-for-3 with four runs batted in. Kyle Coley was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Vidalia (5-3) takes on Avoyelles Charter today at 10 a.m. at the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Block 17, St. Joseph’s (Plaucheville) 6

HARRISONBURG, La. — Kaylin Curry held St. Joseph’s (Plaucheville) to just three hits and he was one of three Block High School players to have four hits as the Bears defeated the Eagles 17-6 Friday night at the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Curry pitched six-plus innings and gave up six runs, most of them of the unearned variety because Block committed eight errors, but he made up for the miscues in the field by striking out seven batters. He helped his own cause by going 4-for-5 at the plate.

Austin Danzy and Taylor Perron-Krause each belted two doubles and went 4-for-4 while Dorian Bowman went 3-for-5 with a double. Brady Bean also had a double for Block, which finished with 17 hits in the game.

Block was ahead of St. Joseph’s 5-0 after two and a half innings before the Eagles got back in the game with a three-run rally in the bottom of the third inning. The Bears were only ahead 6-4 at the end of the fifth inning before pulling away after scoring nine runs in the top of the sixth.