Prep Roundup: Vidalia falls in close game, 7-6, ACCS loses
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. — Just when it looked like the LHSAA Class 2A Vidalia High School Vikings were on their way to their 15th win of the season, the Class 3A West Feliciana High School Saints had other ideas.
On a warm, windy Tuesday afternoon, West Feliciana rallied in the final three and a half innings to defeat Vidalia 7-6 after scoring the game-winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Tristan Weatherly breezed through the first three innings on the mound for Vidalia, keeping West Feliciana off the scoreboard. Yet the Vikings were only up 1-0 at that point. Then it looked like their offense would give Weatherly more than enough run support after scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning for a 5-0 advantage.
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However, the Saints scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings to make it a 6-6 game. The Vikings scored one run in the top of the sixth to go up 6-4 before West Feliciana started its second rally of the game.
Weatherly went five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits, two walks and one hit batter to go with eight strikeouts. Nick Melton, who was charged with the loss, came on in relief and allowed one unearned run on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts in one inning. Cameron Rodgers went 2-for-2 with a double and Leo Lozano was 2-for-5 with one run scored.
Vidalia (14-9) plays host to Franklin Parish High School at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Central Private School 8, ACCS 3
CENTRAL, La. — Jace Pendarbis overcame five walks by striking out seven batters and limiting the Adams County Christian School Rebels to just two hits in four and one-third innings as the Central Private School Rebels took an 8-3 win Tuesday night in an MAIS District 5-AAA game.
The game was scoreless until ACCS scored one run in the top of the third inning. But a four-run rally in the bottom of the third gave Central Private the lead for good. The host Rebels added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth to make it an 8-1 game.
The visiting Rebels from Natchez tried to rally themselves in the top of the seventh, but could only plate two runs. Jacob McDaniel allowed four runs (three earned) on one hit and four walks to go with six strikeouts over three innings.
ACCS (12-9, 1-3) hosts Central Private for an important district varsity doubleheader Friday at 5 and 7 p.m.
Delta Charter 9, FCCS 1
WINNSBORO, La. — Sydney Watts pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Makenzie Landers went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Delta Charter School Lady Storm took care of the Family Community Christian School Lady Warriors 9-1 Tuesday afternoon.
Watts allowed one run, and that wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth inning, struck out one and walked two. She also helped her cause with a home run of her own.
Delta Charter scored three runs to start off the game and added three more runs in the top of the third to go up 6-0. The Lady Storm plated two runs in the top of the fifth and its final run of the game in the top of the sixth. Haley Sharp and Jordyn Sharp each went 2-for-4.
Delta Charter (12-11) will take on Delhi Charter School at 3 p.m. Friday at the Mangham Tournament.