WC falls in title game

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 29, 2010

Warren Central got a two-run home run from eighth grader Karley Hinson, but it wasn’t enough as Hazlehurst won the annual Lady Vikes Invitational slow-pitch tournament with a 9-4 victory in the championship game Saturday.

Vicksburg lost twice, falling to Hazlehurst 12-2 and Greenville-Weston 10-7.

Warren Central (5-2) won two games in the tournament, beating Yazoo City in the opening game, but fell flat after a long layoff in the title game. The Lady Vikes managed only three hits in the championship.

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“We played well in the first and the second games and played solid defense in both,” WC coach Dana McGivney said. “In this last game, we made too many errors on defense. We feed off of our defense and when that isn’t solid, our offense doesn’t come.”

Hinson also added a three-run homer in the second game, a 17-2 win over Forest Hill, giving her a six-RBI performance in the tournament.

Despite not having Megan McCullough in the field due to an injury, she still had a big contribution. She ripped two home runs, a solo shot in the opener over Yazoo City and a two-run bomb against Forest Hill. She added a single and double and finished the tournament with three RBIs for WC.

Alexis Patterson drove in three runs and had two singles and a triple.