Vidalia 14s slip in fifth, lose 18-7

Published 12:02am Sunday, August 3, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Vidalia 14-year-old All-Stars played well for four innings against Las Vegas, N.M., but the state champions from New Mexico used one big inning to pull away for an 18-7 win over the Louisiana state champions Saturday afternoon at the Southwest Regional Tournament.

The game was tied at 7-7 after four innings of play before New Mexico plated 11 runs in the top of the fifth to put the 10-run rule after five innings in effect. Vidalia was held scoreless in the bottom of the fifth.

“They just started hitting the ball. They hit two home runs that went out of the park in the top of the fifth. Both were two-run homers,” head coach Wesley McCarver said. “We had some untimely errors that we normally don’t make.”

McCarver said he was pleased with the way his team was playing up until that point.

“Most of our players played real good. We played solid defense. Quite a few girls had some doubles,” McCarver said.

Shauneisha Crumpton had the biggest hit of the game for the Vidalia 14s with a two-run triple.

The Vidalia 14-year-old All-Stars will look to stay alive in the Southwest Regional Tournament at 1 p.m. local time when they take on the host team from Los Alamos, N.M.