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Lady Vikes top Madison; VHS splits

[9/28/01]Marilyn Landers homered in the sixth inning and Shameka Carson followed with a two-run shot in the seventh as Warren Central beat Madison Central, 5-1, on Thursday.

Landers went 2-for-3 and also doubled and Rebecca Chick went 2-for-3 for the Lady Vikes (18-4), who scored three runs in the final two innings at MC (11-17).

Katie Barnett doubled and Tranyce Peoples and Anna Mtchell had RBIs for WC, which had nine hits. The Lady Jaguars managed just six hits against winning pitcher Hayley Martin.

The Lady Vikes host Natchez Monday at 5. Archrival Vicksburg High needs WC to win that game to have a shot at making the playoffs.

The Lady Vikes have already clinched a playoff berth,

VHS 10-6, Clinton 5-19

Vicksburg High pounded Clinton in the first game, then got pounded in the second.

In the opener, the Missy Gators (11-14) cranked out 17 hits three apiece by Shannon Arnold and Viola Howard. Brandi Parker, Wendy Womble, Emily Mathes and winning pitcher Dayna Nugent all had two hits for VHS, which held the Lady Arrows (11-13) to one run through five innings.

In the second game, Arnold went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and Mathes had three hits, but Clinton put up 13 runs over the final three innings to bury VHS.

Heather Shelby and Womble had two hits apiece for VHS.

“We played well in the first game, but they just came out hitting and we made some errors in the second game,” Missy Gators coach Jennifer Wilkerson said.

Nugent was hit on her big toe by a line drive in the first inning. She stayed in the game, but wasn’t the same after that, Wilkerson said.