Lady Vikings win two, lose one at Tioga tour

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 9, 2003

TIOGA, La. &045; With a pace like this, Vidalia’s Lady Vikings could be in good shape when they play the games that count.

Another tournament resulted in another handful of wins Saturday for the Lady Vikings (7-1-1), who won two games, lost one and tied another at the Tioga tournament Friday and Saturday to win their pool.

The lone loss? An 11-0 defeat to Bay City, Texas, a team that was as good as the score indicated. They tied Jena on Friday and beat Marksville and Many Saturday.

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&uot;We went over there Friday and didn’t play our best game against Jena,&uot; Vidalia head coach Gary Paul Parnham said. &uot;We played Bay City and got our tails handed to us. That kind of woke us up. We started putting the bat on the ball again. Consistency is what I’ve been trying to teach the kids. We can’t hit the ball one game and not hit it the next.&uot;

The Lady Vikings got the key hits in the wins over Marksville and Many to stay ahead. Jenny Watson had a triple, and Jaci DeWeese had two hits and three runs driven in to in the 7-0 win over Marksville.

In the second game Vidalia pieced together eight hits in the four-inning contest to take a 7-1 win over Many.

The pitching came through as well. Miranda Doughty had the most impressive outing of the weekend Friday against Jena, a 2-2 tie after five innings.

Doughty struck out 11, walked one and allowed just two hits. Watson struck out six, walked two and allowed two hits in the Marksville game, and Doughty struck out five and walked none in the Many game.

Christy Corley threw against Bay City and yielded 11 hits in three innings. Lisa Gremillion, an Auburn signee who held the Lady Vikings hitless, helped her own cause with a homer and a triple.

&uot;Our pitching is getting there,&uot; Parnham said. &uot;The more games we play the better our pitching is getting. Hopefully by the time we hit district we’ll be in a groove. All three of our pitchers were throwing well. I think Christy still threw well against Bay City. That team hit well. We could have thrown a BB up there, and they probably would have hit it.&uot;

The Lady Vikings play at 4 p.m. today at Block in a makeup game from earlier. They go again at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home against Buckeye and play a doubleheader at Mangham at 4 p.m. Thursday.