Lady Vikes pummel Hazlehurst, 20-5

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Warren Central got a bit offensive Tuesday.

Ashley Coley hit a grand slam, Sarah Kate Smith hit a three-run home run, and Brooke Patterson went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored as the Lady Vikes thumped Hazlehurst 20-5.

Nine of Warren Central’s 10 starters scored at least one run in the game, which ended after three innings because of the mercy rule. The Lady Vikes scored 10 times in the second inning.

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Anaiyah Fultz went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored and April Lynn was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Franklin 3, Porters Chapel 1

Porters Chapel Academy fell behind early Tuesday and couldn’t catch up, and went on to lose to Franklin Academy in a District 5-AA matchup at Bazinsky Park.

Raylee Barwick drove in PCA’s only run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. By then Franklin had a three-run lead after scoring single runs in the first, third and fourth innings.

Anna Beth Miller, Shelby Barwick and Mallarie Ashley each had a hit for PCA (10-5-1, 2-2 District 5-AA). Hannah Embry allowed one earned run and two hits in seven innings. She walked three and struck out four.

Porters Chapel will return to action Saturday at 10 a.m. against the home-school Jackson Victors at Bazinsky Park.

Manchester 8, St. Aloysius 4

St. Aloysius outhit Manchester Academy on Tuesday, but couldn’t outscore it and remained winless on the season.

Merrell Nichols went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Lady Mavericks scored in every inning to hand St. Al its eighth consecutive loss. Nichols also pitched and struck out eight batters in five innings.

Jordan McDonald was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for St. Al (0-9), and Allie Falls and Anna Katherine Beauchamp each drove in a run.

St. Al got as close as 4-3 in the top of the third inning when Beauchamp delivered an RBI single and Falls drove in another run with a groundout.

Manchester scored one run in the bottom of the third and three in the fourth to pull ahead 8-4, however, and won after the MAIS’ 1 hour, 30 minute time limit expired in the fifth inning.

St. Al will play again Monday at 6 p.m. against Park Place Christian in Pearl.