Vikings wins BHS title; Monterey splits four

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 9, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, La. &045; The Vidalia Vikings took the broom to the Bolton tournament by taking two wins Saturday for the championship.

The Vikings (7-0) downed St. Edmund’s in the finals, 7-1, after putting away Leesville earlier in the day, 2-1.

Brett Hinson went the distance in the second game and tossed a four-hitter. No other information was available.

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In the first game, the Vikings got another solid outing out of Barry Bowden to win the game in eight innings. Bowden struck out 13 and walked two while holding the Wampus Cats to three hits.

The Vikings broke the tie in the eighth when Ty Eicemann was hit by a pitch, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a Hank Marling single.

Monterey at Harrisonburg tour

HARRISONBURG, La. &045; The Wolves ended up splitting four games Saturday and lost their last game to Harrisonburg, 6-2.

The Wolves started out the day with a 1-0 loss to Harrisonburg, a 4-3 win over Oak Hill and a 7-3 win over Harrisonburg before losing to the Bulldogs in the fourth game.

The Wolves got no-hit in the first game and got a combined 15 hits in the other three.

&uot;We didn’t hit the ball all day long,&uot; Monterey head coach Hank Zizzi said. &uot;We weren’t disciplined at the plate. We didn’t adjust to the different speeds of the pitches. Our timing was off.&uot;

Centreville 10-4, Huntington 0-9

FERRIDAY, La. &045; It wasn’t all about the bats in the second game of the doubleheader for the Hounds. Defense and pitching was there in the second, and that wins ball games just about every time.

The Hounds made five costly errors in the first game to lose 10-0, but they made the plays in the second behind Bronson Rhodes to take the 9-4 win.

Rhodes struck out eight, went the distance and gave us two earned runs on four hits.

&uot;The big difference was we made plays,&uot; Huntington coach Michael McAnally said. &uot;The first game we killed ourselves. Bronson was great. He was able hit locate his curveball and throw his knuckleball for strikes. Will (Moak) threw great the first game. We just didn’t make the plays for him.&uot;

The Hounds broke up a 4-4 tie in the fourth with three runs as Zach Calhoun, Patrick Clayton and Austin Butler came around to score for a 7-4 lead.

Amite School Center 10, Trinity 0

LIBERTY &045; Amite School Center needed just one hit to dispose of the Saints in six innings Saturday in the District 7-1A opener for Trinity.

The Rebels scored in each of the six innings and took advantage of 12 Trinity walks between pitchers Walt Ketchings and Brandon Geter. Ketchings walked four in the first and went 4 1/3 innings before Geter came in and surrendered the 10th run with two outs in the sixth when a runner scored on an error.

The Saints (0-2) got one hit for the game, a Ketchings single in the fourth.