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Monterey High defeated Glenmora 10-2 Monday in Glenmora to open District 6B play.
"Playing Vidalia, Jena and Cathedral really helped prepare us for district," said Monterey head coach Eric Richard. "That was definitely our most complete game of the year."
The contest was tight until Jorge Gonzales delivered a bases-clearing double.
"Once one person gets a big hit, it seems to break the ice for us," Richard said.
Hunter Frey got the win, striking out three, walking one and allowing five hits.
"Our defense did a good job behind him," Richard said.
Gonzales finished with a double and single. Dillion Smith had two hits."
Monterey fell to Georgetown 10-4 on Thursday.
"We didn't play well," Richard said. "It was 4-4 going into the sixth inning. Georgetown has a real good young team.
The Wolves lost to Jena 9-2 in the Vidalia Catfish Tournament Friday.
"Ross Lipsey pitched and did a good job, but we didn't make the plays behind him," Richard said. "Against teams like Cathedral, Jena and Vidalia we just want to compete and give ourselves a chance to win. I felt like we did that."
Monterey hosts Rapides Thursday.
The weather may have been a bit overcast, but the Vidalia dugout was full of sunshine after the Vikings defeated Monterey 13-1 on March 10.
Vidalia has never lost to Monterey in baseball.
The contest was postponed from two weeks ago and a 70 percent chance of rain loomed over the makeup.
But the Vikings were able to win by 10-run rule.
The win was especially satisfying to Vidalia coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir, who had to cancel Thursday's game in the Catfish Classic at Vidalia.
Heath White and Seth Barlow combined to keep the Wolves bats quiet.
Vidalia opened up with five runs in the bottom of the first inning as Seth Barlow singled in lead-off hitter Caleb Vines, and Nate Bozeman tripled in Seth Thompson and John Brixey.
The Vikings added six more runs in the bottom of the third inning. Jamale Davis' RBI triple scored three runs.
Seth Thompson's single brought Davis home, and Brixey followed it up with a two-run home run.
Vidalia added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Monterey's only run came in the top of the third inning on an RBI single by Ross Lipsey that scored Smith."
After sweeping Tallulah in its first two MAIS District 6A contests, Huntington fell to Tensas Academy 6-1 in St. Joseph Tuesday.
Huntington earned its second straight win over Tallulah, downing the Trojans 12-9 on Thursday.
Hunter Knapp picked up the win for the Hounds, while Jess Dossett got the save.
"Hunter didn't have his best outing, but he pitched good enough to keep us in it," said Hound coach Matt Mason. "Jess did a good job of shutting them down."
The Hounds were led at the plate by Jarred Hedrick, Matthew Humphries and Caleb Gillespie.
"It was important for us to win our first two district games," Mason said. "Hopefully we can continue to play well."
With Vidalia High and Kilbourne High hurting for games and both worried about making the required 20 games to qualify for a seed in the playoffs, the two teams got together for a last-minute encounter in Vidalia with the Vikings coming away with a 13-3 win.
If a team qualifies for the playoffs, but has not played 20 games, it automatically receives the No. 32 final spot.
Vidalia has had three games rained out and its games against Cathedral do not count in the power rankings because they are not a Louisiana team.
The contest was also beneficial for Vidalia coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir who got a look at sophomore Corey Williams on the mound, as well as junior outfielder Caleb Vines.
No. 1 starter Mason Ozburn is still recovering from a broken ankle and B.J. Neeley has been unable to pitch because of a sore back.
Williams started and pitched the first three innings for the Vikings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out five.
Vines finished up the final two innings in his first career outing, allowing just one run on two hits. With two of Vidalia's pitchers suffering injuries, the Vikings are a little short on arms, which is why Monday's game was so important.
Vines led off the game with a base hit, stole second and third and scored on a single by Jamale Davis for the start of the onslaught.
Seth Thompson singled and John Brixey and Neely followed with two-run singles to make the score 5-1 after an inning.
Seth Barlow slammed a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the second inning.
Vidalia scored another run in the third when Trey Lillie scored on an error, making the score 7-2.
Vidalia scored four more runs in the bottom of the fourth as Neely doubled and Devin Barnes had a run-scoring single to make the score 10-2.
Tucker Bruce scored on a wild pitch for the fourth run of the inning.
The final runs for the Vikings came when Nate Bozeman hit a fielder's choice and Matt Souderes ended the game with an RBI single.
Vidalia High was only able to play two games in the Catfish Classic on Saturday because of the basketball team playing for a state title on Friday, but they made the most of those games.
Vidalia defeated Cathedral 11-5 in the final game of the tournament.
The Vikings upended defending Class B champion Oak Hill 9-1 earlier Saturday.
Jena defeated Monterey 9-2 in Friday action, while Cathedral edged Oak Hill, 2-1.
"It was a great weekend," said Vidalia coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir. "We dodged the rain Thursday night. It rained on one side of town, but not at the park. We had decent crowds and got to play some ball. I just want to thank all the volunteers for their time."
Hoffpauir was also happy to pick up a couple of big wins.
"I was real proud of our guys playing as well as they did in back-to-back games," he said. "I believe things are starting to fall into place. We're still thin on pitching, but we've got some kids taking advantage of getting the chance to play."
Vidalia scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Cathedral.
John Brixey, homered to put Vidalia up 5-4 in the third inning, singled in two runs in the sixth.
Vidalia struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Brixey singled in Seth Barlow. B.J. Neely singled in the next at-bat, scoring Seth Thompson and Brixey.
Caleb Vines went 4-for-4 for Vidalia, while Nathan Bozeman had a double and single.
"Caleb got on base every time," Hoffpauir said. "He's our lead-off hitter and had three stolen bases against Cathedral and two against Oak Hill.
Jamale Davis has really come on and is doing a good job in the outfield. I'm just proud of the way all our kids competed."
Vidalia will host the Goldman Equipment Invitational beginning Thursday.
On Thursday, Trinity faces Minden at 6 p.m.
On Friday, West Feliciana tangles with Minden at 5 p.m., followed by Vidalia against West Feliciana.
Saturday's play has Minden facing Vidalia at 11 a.m. Trinity takes on West Feliciana at 1:15 p.m., followed by Vidalia against Oakdale and Trinity against Oakdale.
Trinity is coached by former Huntington coach Mitch Ashmore.
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