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

[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.

“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.