Prep softball round up: Lady Vikings steamroll Lady Warriors
ALEXANDRIA, La. — The trio of Sara Cockerham, Abby Fielder, and Cayley Weatherly combined to pitch a two-hitter as the Vidalia High School Lady Vikings steamrolled past the Peabody High School Lady Warhorses 17-1 in five innings Monday afternoon.
Cockerham hit a two-run home run to help Vidalia score six runs in the top of the first inning. Then she struck out the side in what was her only inning on the mound. With such a big early lead, head coach Forrest Foster didn’t hesitate to go to the bullpen.
After the Lady Vikings put up another four runs in the top of the fourth to go up 10-0, Abby Fielder came on in relief and pitched the next three innings. She held Peabody scoreless in the bottom of the second and third innings before the Lady Warhorses scored their only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Yet Peabody still trailed 12-1.
The Lady Vikings plated five runs in the top of the fifth for a 17-1 advantage and Cayley Weatherly kept the Lady Warhorses of the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth.
Fielder and Cockerham also had their way with Peabody at the plate as part of Vidalia’s 17-hit barrage. Fielder went 3-for-3 while Cockerham was 2-for-2. Tionna Ellis led the Lady Vikings by going 4-for-4 with a double. Alyssa Cupstid went 3-for-4 with a double and Shelbi Cross had a double.
Vidalia (6-6) plays host to Rayville High School today at 5 p.m. in an LHSAA District 2-2A match-up.
Monterey 10, Georgetown 0 (6 innings)
MONTEREY — Hannah Hitt pitched six shutout innings and Maddy Green went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Monterey High School Lady Wolves took care of the Georgetown High School Lady Bulldogs 10-0 in six innings Monday afternoon.
Hitt allowed just two hits, struck out two and walked two to get the win on the mound. And she got plenty of early run support along the way.
Monterey scored three runs in both the bottom of the first and the bottom of the second innings to jump out to a 6-0 lead. The Lady Wolves added one run in the bottom of the third inning, two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and one run in the bottom of the sixth to run-rule Georgetown.
Andy Gray went 2-for-2 for the Lady Wolves, who had nine hits and committed no errors. Jayden Mitchell was the losing pitcher for the Lady Bulldogs.
Monterey (2-5) will travel to Alexandria, La. to take on Grace Christian School today at 4 p.m. in the LHSAA District 5-B opener.