Harrisonburg shuts out Vidalia in tourney

Published 8:48 am Saturday, March 24, 2007

It was the battle of the Whittingtons at the Harrisonburg Tournament Friday afternoon as Kilbourne had L.B. Whittington on the mound while Vidalia countered with Brittany Whittington.

In what was indeed a pitchers’ duel, the Lady Hawks scored the only runs of the game in the top of the first inning and came away with a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Lady Vikings in six innings.

“Two walks in the first inning and then a base hit scored their two runs,” Vidalia head coach Jeannie Hall said.

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Had it not been for those two walks, the outcome could have been different. Brittany Whittington gave up just one other hit the rest of the game and struck out three.

Unfortunately for Vidalia (12-8), its offense couldn’t do anything against L.B. Whittington, who held the Lady Vikings to just two hits and struck out eight batter.

Vidalia will take on Monterey’s junior varsity team today at 1 p.m. That’s because Jena, which was supposed to have been Vidalia’s opponent, dropped out of the tournament.

Block 11, Grace Christian 1

HARRISONBURG — Block scored in all five innings while Misty Davis kept the Lady Warriors in check as she gave up just three hits in five innings as the Lady Bears cruised to a 10-run win at the Harrisonburg Tournament.

Abby Reeves and Sara McEntyre led Block’s seven-hit attack. McEntyre went 3-for-3 with one run batted in and three runs while Reeves was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and two runs.

The Lady Bears (8-8) broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the second inning and three more in the bottom of the third. The Lady Warriors scored their only run in the top of the fourth.

Block will take on Harrisonburg, the tournament’s host team, today at 11:30 a.m.