Softball Roundup: Lady Vikes crack 20-run barrier again; Missy Gators struggle to score

Published 10:49 pm Thursday, April 4, 2024

Warren Central went two years without scoring 20 runs in a game, then did it twice in two days.

Sarah Cameron Fancher went 4-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored, and the Lady Vikes belted out 17 hits total as they beat Ridgeland 21-0 on Thursday.

The lopsided win followed a 24-6 victory over Vicksburg High on Wednesday. Before that, the last time Warren Central had scored 20 or more runs in a game was March 26, 2022.

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Warren Central (15-4, 3-1 MHSAA Region 2-6A) won for the seventh time in eight games, and scored in double figures for the fourth game in a row.

The Lady Vikes plated 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning against Ridgeland (6-8, 0-4). Fancher hit an RBI triple, while Makayla Jackson, Jenn Smith and Madison Pant had RBI singles. Four errors by Ridgeland also spurred the rally along.

Fancher was one of seven Warren Central players who finished with multiple hits. Jackson, Smith, Pant, Keke McKay, Kamryn Morson and Mari Kynlea Ferguson had two each. Smith and Adalyn Anderson socred three runs apiece.

Pant pitched a five-inning, one-hit shutout. She walked one batter and had nine strikeouts.

The Lady Vikes will be back in action Monday, when they host region rival Columbus in a doubleheader starting at 4:30 p.m.

Yazoo County 8, Vicksburg 1
The Vicksburg Missy Gators had plenty of hits, but couldn’t convert them into runs in a loss to Yazoo County on Thursday.

Vicksburg left 13 runners on base, hit into a double play, and left the bases loaded twice. It didn’t score until the seventh inning, when Camden McGloster hit a one-out RBI single.

Zion Harvey, Jamia Grace and Avery Van Norman had two hits apiece for Vicksburg (4-15), and Harvey doubled and scored a run.