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Lady Gators beat Lady Vikings 12-10

DELHI, La. — Alyssa Norris overcame a shaky outing on the mound by hitting two home runs and the Delhi Charter School Lady Gators took advantage of four errors to defeat the Vidalia High School Lady Vikings 12-10 Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 2-2A game.

Each time a hitter for Delhi Charter reached first base on an error, that player ended up scoring for the Lady Gators.

“Every error we made was in a key situation and they scored a run off an error,” Lady Vikings head coach Forrest Foster said. “They made three errors and we only scored one run off them. Statistically, we should have won the game. Four of their runs were unearned.”

Delhi Charter led 3-1 after one inning of play before Vidalia tied the game in the top of the second. The Lady Gators retook the lead with one run in the bottom of the second, but the Lady Vikings answered with a three-run rally in the top of the third to go up 6-4.

The Lady Gators responded with a two-run rally of their own to tie the game at 6-6. After both teams scored two runs in the fourth inning and a scoreless fifth inning, Delhi Charter took the lead for good with a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth.

Vidalia scored two runs in the top of the seventh, but Delhi Charter made sure the Lady Vikings’ comeback attempt wouldn’t get any closer.

Even though Norris was the winning pitcher, she struck out four and walked six batters. Losing pitcher Sara Cockerham also had control issues as she struck out six batters and walked six. Norris was 2-for-2 at the plate while Cockerham was 3-for-3.

Skylar Adams homered while Tionna Ellis went 2-for-3 with a double and Macie Seyfarth was 2-for-5 for the Lady Vikings. Madison Bennett and Shelbi Cross each had a double for the visiting team.

Vidalia (3-4, 1-1) hosts Mangham High School at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Block 16, Northwood-Lena 11

LENA, La. — Laterria Lee hit a home run and Shantise Carter went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Block High School Lady Bears withstood a crazy first inning to defeat the Northwood-Lena Lady Gators 16-11 Tuesday afternoon in an LHSAA District 3-1A game.

Both teams got off to hot starts at the plate. Block scored six runs in the top of the first inning, but Northwood-Lena responded with seven runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead.

The Lady Bears had an answer of their own by plating three runs in the top of the second inning and two runs in the top of the third. The Lady Gators, on the other hand, were limited to one run and trailed 11-8.

Block continued to add to its lead as the game went on, scoring one run each in the top of the fourth and fifth innings plus three runs in the top of the sixth to go up 16-8. Northwood-Lena tried to rally one last time, but its three runs in the bottom of the sixth were not enough.

Twyla Smith earned the win as she struck out six batters. Lee went 2-for-3 at the plate. The Lady Bears out-hit the Lady Gators 10 to 7 and committed just two errors.

Block (2-2) hosts Peabody High School for a varsity doubleheader today at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. These will be make-up games after their games at Block and Peabody, respectively, back in late February were rained out.

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