Vicksburg sees future in romp over Lanier|Prep baseball

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 28, 2009

About the best thing Vicksburg coach Jamie Creel got to see in the Gators’ 25-2 crushing of Lanier was a good look at next year’s team.

The Gators’ second teamers got to play the last two innings in the four-inning rout of Lanier Friday night at Bazinsky Field. Junior pitcher Antonio Williams had an impressive, two-inning relief job, striking out five.

“What we showed is that even with a big group of seniors, the cupboard won’t be completely bare for next year,” Creel said.

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Williams allowed an unearned run, walked one and hit one in his two innings of relief of starter Jacob Thomas. Lanier got both of its hits against Thomas, who was making his second start of the season.

Lanier, on the other hand, was terrible on the mound as four pitchers combined to walk 16 and hit two. The Gators managed to mix in 11 hits, including a grand slam by Trey Prentiss to key a 13-run, second inning.

“We were a lot better this week, especially with our base running,” said Prentiss of the Gators who improved to 2-0 in Division 3-4A and 2-3 overall.


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