Young Lady Vikes flex muscles in win No. 10

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 8, 2002

Candice McKay is safe at third as Tallulah’s Beth Navarro tags her too late in the third inning. The Lady Vikes won the mercy-rule shortened game, 14-0. (The Vicksburg Post/MELANIE DUNCAN)

[03/08/02]Warren Central started its spring break a day early Thursday with an easy 14-0 win over Louisiana Class 1A Tallulah.

Brittany Fuller allowed two hits and struck out seven Lady Trojans (1-2) to earn the win. The Lady Vikes (10-1) started most of their JV team.

“They had told me that they were not the strongest team we would see by any means,” WC coach Lucy Young said. “It was a good opportunity for some of our younger players to play.”

Tranyce Peoples led WC’s seven-hit attack with a double, single and an RBI, while Fuller had an RBI and three runs and Lyn Strawn had an RBI single.

The Lady Vikes scored seven runs in the top of the first. The inning was highlighted by an Ashley Vinzant RBI single, a Peoples’ RBI double and RBI singles from Fuller and Strawn.

“We weren’t prepared to hit the ball today, obviously, because we didn’t score any runs,” said Tallulah coach John Navarro, who is volunteering as coach for Tallulah, which has had four coaches in the last four years.

Fuller scored again in the third inning after walking, moving to second on a wild pitch, stealing third and scoring on an error. WC did not get a hit in the third.

The Lady Vikes took advantage of an error, three wild pitches and three stolen bases in the bottom of the fourth to score six runs and make the score 14-0. The game ended after the top of the fifth because of the mercy rule.

Kimberly Gaines and Demetrius Jackson each had a single for Tallulah.

Stacie Scurria had two strikeouts, but was charged with the loss.

Warren Central will be off for spring break until March 18 when it travels to Tallulah.