Gators beat Jim Hill in region opener

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A late push finally got Vicksburg High’s baseball team into the win column.

Vicksburg scored four runs on only one hit — an RBI double by Raymond Gray — in the top of the seventh inning, and reliever Kealon Bass worked out of a jam in the bottom half as the Gators beat Jim Hill 13-10 on Tuesday for their first win of the season.

Vicksburg (1-4) scored seven runs in its last two at-bats. Mickell Jones hit a two-run single in the sixth inning, and then scored on a passed ball for a 9-8 lead, but Jim Hill scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to go back in front.

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In the seventh, the Gators mixed two walks and three hit batters with Gray’s double to go up 13-10.

Bass issued a pair of one-out walks in the bottom of the seventh before getting a pair of fly outs to end the game.
Gray finished 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and three runs scored. Braylon Green also doubled and had three RBIs.

Green and Bass combined for nine strikeouts on the mound. Bass pitched the last 3 2/3 innings to get the win.

Vicksburg and Jim Hill will play again Friday at 6 p.m., at VHS. The Gators will also play at Terry on Saturday at 1 p.m.