Vidalia struggles in road loss; WCCA rocks Amite

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006

OAK GROVE, La. &8212; Despite getting just five hits, the Oak Grove Tigers took advantage of numerous miscues to defeat the Vidalia Vikings 8-4 Tuesday night.

Oak Grove (7-9) broke a 1-1 game with three runs in the bottom of the second and two more in the bottom of the third.

&8220;We walked seven, hit two and committed five errors. That doesn&8217;t include the mental mistakes we made,&8221; Vikings head coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir said. &8220;So we didn&8217;t give ourselves a good chance to win. You put that many walks and errors together and you&8217;re not going to win at any level.&8221;

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Winning pitcher Justin Shelton had the only extra-base hit of the game for the Tigers with a home run. Vidalia (12-4) had three players with at least two hits, including Beau Doughty, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Even though the Vikings finished with 10 hits, they could only manage four one-run innings.

&8220;We played tonight like we did four weeks ago,&8221; Hoffpauir said, &8220;so we took five steps back.&8221;

Briarfield 6, Tensas 3

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. &8212; The Rebels defeated the Chiefs (0-5, 1-9) in a District 7-A game. No other information was available.

Franklin County 10, Tylertown 8

MEADVILLE &8212; Coming off a sweep of South Pike last Friday night, the Bulldogs won their third straight game with a close win over the Chiefs Tuesday night in Region 7-3A action.

WCCA 13, Amite School Center 2

LIBERTY &8212; Twenty-four hours after being held to just one hit in a 12-2 loss at Oak Forest, the Rams returned to District 6-A play in style by routing the Rebels to remain undefeated in district play.

In a battle of two teams that went into the game without a loss in district play, the Rams turned to Collin Dor/ to silence the bats of Amite School Center (5-1 in 6-A).

Dor/ did just that as gave up just four hits while striking out 12 Rebel batters and walking just three. WCCA (4-0, 6-7) put the game away by scoring seven runs in the top of the second inning to take a commanding 8-1 lead. Zach Pourciau led the Rams at the plate with four hits.

Oak Forest 12, Trinity Episcopal 6

AMITE, La. &8212; For the second straight night the Yellow Jackets put up 12 runs as they took advantage of 11 Trinity errors and a nine-run rally in the third inning to defeat the Saints in a District 4-AA game.

Oak Forest had just one extra-base hit among its 11 hits in the game &8212; a double by winning pitcher Shane Holland.

The Yellow Jackets trailed Trinity (2-5, 3-6) 2-1 going into the bottom of the third before taking the lead for good.

The Saints scored three runs in the top of the seventh, but it wasn&8217;t nearly enough. The two teams combined for 22 hits &8212; 11 by each team.

Centreville 9, Silliman 3

CLINTON, La. &8212; After a shaky start, Josh Lanehart settled down and allowed just one run in the final six innings as the Tigers defeated the Wildcats in District 4-AA action Tuesday night.

Centreville (5-2, 9-5) scored two runs in the top of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead and would not relinquish its lead the rest of the game. The Tigers put the game out of reach by scoring four runs in the top of the fourth.

Lanehart gave up two runs to Silliman in the bottom of the first inning, but the Wildcats couldn&8217;t keep the momentum going the rest of the game.

Their only other run occurred in the bottom of the fifth. Lanehart allowed just five hits, struck out eight and walked four in a complete-game win.