Baseball Roundup: Vicksburg clobbers Columbus; Prairie View cools off St. Al

Published 8:38 am Thursday, April 4, 2024

The Vicksburg Gators made short work of another region opponent.

Braylon Green and Tyler Carter both hit inside-the-park home runs, and Chris Green threw an abbreviated three-inning no-hitter as the Gators clobbered Columbus 15-0 on Wednesday.

Vicksburg (5-12, 2-1 MHSAA Region 2-6A) earned its second consecutive run-rule victory against a region opponent, after beating Callaway 13-0 in its previous outing. It scored four runs in the first inning against Columbus, then three in the second and eight in the third to finish it.

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Carter hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the second inning and finished 2-for-2 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

Braylon Green hit another inside-the-park grand slam in the third inning to bring in the final runs of the game.
Mincer Minor also had two hits and scored three runs, Kealon Bass doubled and scored twice, and Seven West had one RBI and scored two runs.

Chris Green only walked one batter and hit another in his three innings pitched. He had four strikeouts.

The Gators will play Columbus again on Friday, at 7 p.m. at Columbus. They’ll also host Yazoo County Thursday at 7 p.m.

Prairie View 6, St. Aloysius 4
Prairie View Academy threw a little cold water on St. Aloysius’ hot streak.

Hayden Little drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the 10th inning, then scored on a single by Drake Daniels to give Prairie View an extra-inning win over St. Al at Bazinsky Field.

St. Al (10-8) had a three-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the second time in its last 10 games.
Carson Smith went 2-for-5 with an RBI for the Flashes, while Laken Bradley, Keller Bradley and Damien

Reeves each had one RBI. St. Al scored all of its runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 lead, and then Prairie View tied it with single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Smith also pitched five innings of relief. He allowed the two runs in the 10th inning, along with three hits and one walk. He had seven strikeouts.

St. Al will be back at home Friday at 6 p.m., for an MAIS District 4-5A game against Providence Classical. It’ll go on the road Saturday to play Riverside at 2:30 p.m.