Vidalia has 13 in first to beat Rayville

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 5, 2005

VIDALIA, La. &045; If the coaches were talking about jumping on Rayville early, the Vidalia Lady Vikings took it to heart.

They sent 18 batters to the plate while scoring 13 runs in the first to take a 13-0 win over the Lady Hornets in three innings in the opening game of the Vidalia tournament Friday afternoon. The Lady Vikings have five of their six hits in the first and jumped on Rayville early.

Rayville walked nine batters for the game and eight in the first inning. Christy Corley had a key hit as she doubled to score Lauren Clayton and Emily Raley, and Chelsey Knapp singled in Jamiee Jordan and Rachel Roberts.

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Bridget Waller also singled in two runs.

Corley went all three innings for the Lady Vikings.

Vidalia will play the winner of the Monterey-Mangham game at 2:45 p.m. today. The loser will play Rayville at 12:15 p.m.

Harrisonburg 3, Block 0

The Lady Bears’ struggles at the plate continued as they couldn’t scratch out a hit against Harrisonburg starter Chelsea Hamilton in the five-inning loss.

The Lady Bears got a solid outing from hard-throwing right-hander Glynda Butts, who allowed only three hits while facing 16 batters, striking out one and walking two. The team had two errors behind her, and she yielded only one earned run.

Hamilton struck out eight and walked one.

Jenna Pentecost tripled for Harrisonburg to lead off the third and scored on a Coty Cater groundout to shortstop. The Lady Bulldogs got two in the second before Pentecost scored.

The Lady Bears will play at 11 a.m. today against Caldwell, a 5-4 loser to Warren Central Friday. Warren Central will face Harrisonburg at 1:30 p.m.

The championship is slated for 7:30 p.m.