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Lady Vikings win 18-2 over Lady Bears

By TIM GUERCIO

The Natchez Democrat

VIDALIA — The Vidalia Lady Vikings had 13 hits and walked 10 times as they beat the Block Lady Bears 18-2 in four innings Monday afternoon.

Sara Cockerham got the pitching assignment and came out throwing strikes with her fastball.

In the first inning she struck out all three Block batters.

In the third inning Cockerham faced only four batters and struck out three more. For the game, Cockerham allowed only three hits. She struck out nine batters and had no walks.

The Lady Vikings led 1-0 after the first inning. They scored four runs in the second inning.

Macie Seyfarth doubled to right field to score Tionna Ellis.

Shelbi Cross then blasted a triple to score Seyfarth. The lead was now 5-0.

Three more runs came in for the Lady Vikings in the bottom of the third as Cross and Lexi Maynard each had a double to make the score 9-0 after three innings.

The Lady Bears showed a little life in the top half of the fourth with back-to-back singles to get two runs in and make the score 9-2.

In the bottom of the fourth inning the Lady Vikings sent 14 batters to the plate and were able to come up with seven hits to go with four walks, which scored nine runs to end the game with the score 18-2.

“Vidalia plays real consistent, and as a team, that is what we are trying to do,” said Barbara Savage, Block coach.

Block will come back to Vidalia on Friday to play in the Lady Viking’s tournament Friday and Saturday.

For the Lady Bears Joshlyn Crumpton had a triple.

Batting for the Lady Vikings Ellis had a triple. Cross had a double and a triple. Maynard, Cayley Weatherly and Seyfarth each had a double.

The winning pitcher was Cockerham and the loss goes to Twyla Smith.

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