Missy Gators overwhelm Riverside, 7-1

Published 11:50 pm Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vicksburg High’s hitters came in and got their work done early Saturday as the Missy Gators took care of business against Riverside.

Eight of the 11 players in the lineup had at least one hit, and the Missy Gators scored all of their runs in the first three innings as they beat Riverside 7-1.

Kayla Foster led the way by going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Kelsey Lockridge was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Mya’h Wright doubled and drove in two runs.

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“A couple of our strong hitters were not hitting, but everyone else was hitting so we got it done. We looked good today,” Vicksburg coach Michelle Fisackerly said.

After committing a total of 22 errors and allowing 36 runs in two losses to Florence earlier in the week, Vicksburg turned things around 180 degrees on the defensive end. It committed three errors, but only gave up one run in the second inning.

Riverside, by contrast, committed seven errors.

“We did get the job done. Errors were very down this game. We went back to looking like we did the first couple of games,” Fisackerly said. “We had errors, but when one door closes another one opens. That’s kind of what we did on a play and got a nice tag at third. So that helped us out.”

The Missy Gators (4-2) scored twice in the first inning, twice more in the second and three times in the third. Foster delivered an RBI single in the first inning, then singled and scored a run in the third.

Wright’s RBI double keyed the second-inning rally, and RBI singles by Jada Sims and Charity Lockridge were sandwiched around a sacrifice fly by Ashley Jones in the third.

“I’m proud of my JV as well. They won, and it was their first game all season. That was nice. So today was just a good day,” Fisackerly said.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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