Watson, Lady Vikings blank WC; Monterey thumps Epps

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

VICKSBURG &045; Vidalia senior pitcher Jenny Watson pitched a complete-game two-hitter and struck out 10 as the visiting Lady Vikings defeated the

host Warren Central Lady Vikings 4-0 Tuesday night.

Vidalia (17-5-1) stunned Warren Central (14-6) by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning off pitcher Lauren Anderson, putting Warren Central in a hole it could not get out of.

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&uot;Warren Central’s got a real good 5A club,&uot; Lady Vikings head coach Gary Paul Parnham said. &uot;We came out and jumped out on them in the first inning and they lost their composure.&uot;

Anderson also went the distance, giving up eight hits, walking two and striking out five.

Watson led things off with a single and Miranda Doughty doubled to put runners at second and third. Jaci Deweese then doubled to score Watson.

Christy Corley then doubled to score Doughty and Deweese and just like that Vidalia was up 3-0 before Warren Central’s Lady Vikings knew what hit them.

That was pretty much all Watson needed as she silenced Warren Central’s batters all game long. The defense behind her also shined, committing no errors.

&uot;Jenny came in and kept them off balance with her pitches,&uot; Parnham said. &uot;I’m definitely pleased with the effort we gave.&uot;

Monterey 16, Epps 6

EPPS, La. &045; There’s still four more games left for the Lady Wolves in District 3-B, but Tuesday’s six-inning win kept them undefeated as the first half of district play came to an end.

Now it’s on to the second round.

&uot;Harrisonburg and Forest are pretty tough ball clubs,&uot; Monterey head coach Cary Shively said. &uot;We have a rainout game with Forest, and we haven’t played them at all. We have some big games coming up, but all of them are big games. We’ve got to get ready to play those.&uot;

The Lady Wolves (10-11, 4-0) came ready to play Tuesday on the road against the Lady Panthers and got four runs in the second inning to erase a one-run lead and take control of the game. Brittany Woodruff started off with a double, and Leslee Woodruff drove her home with a triple.

&uot;We started hitting in that inning,&uot; Shively said. &uot;We just started hitting the ball. We hit the ball fairly well today, and we happened to have runners in scoring position.&uot;