VHS strands nine, gets just four hits in loss to Cougars

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 6, 2001

[03/06/01] Dana Daigre scored the lone Vicksburg run Monday in a 5-1 loss at Lawrence County.

The Missy Gators (1-2) had just four base hits, but stranded nine on base. Vicksburg left seven runners in scoring position.

Seventh-grader Lauren Johnson gave up three runs in the first inning of her varsity debut, but settled down to retire the next nine batters she faced.

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“We just couldn’t get sufficient hitting in key situations,” Vicksburg coach Josh Harper said. “We hit the ball, just not far enough.”

Vicksburg pulled to within two, 3-1, in the top of the fifth, but Lawrence County hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning to put the game away.

The Missy Gators are scheduled to play a doubleheader Thursday at Franklin County. They will return home Friday to face Northwest Rankin.