Vikings rally by Tecumseh

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 5, 2005

VIDALIA, La. &045; After accomplishing almost nothing in its first five innings of play, Vidalia finally got on track in the sixth inning of its game against Tecumseh, Okla., to get a 3-2 win Friday at the VHS Invitational.

The Vikings trailed 2-0 after giving up a pair of unearned runs to Tecumseh in the third inning of a game that started more than an hour late after delays in the first two games of the winning, a 9-5 win for Franklin Parish over Tecumseh and an 8-6 win for Franklin Parish over Hobart, Okla.

But Jordan Brewer got on in the fifth with his second infield single of the evening and moved up on Chris Ensminger’s shot to shortstop. Brewer was knocked home when Brett Hinson hit a hot down the third base line and advanced to second on a Tecumseh error.

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Then things got crazy. Ensminger scored on a wild pitch and Hinson moved to third. With the game tied at 2-2, Reid Simpson walked to put runners on first and third. Vidalia head coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir called an unusual play. Simpson intentionally left first early to draw Tecumseh pitcher Mo Little into throwing to first, thus allowing Hinson to steal home and give Vidalia the lead. Simpson subsequently reached third on a error by Tecumseh.

Vidalia again went to the trick playbook on the next play, sending Simpson home.