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|Vikings refuse to lose|
It was Senior Night at Vidalia High Monday, but it was a sophomore who made the night even sweeter for the six seniors who may have been playing their final home game at Vidalia.
Sophomore Jamale Davis singled in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to give Vidalia a 2-1 win over Bolton High and the sole lead in District 3-3A.
"That was a tremendous win," said Vidalia coach Johnny Lee Hoffpauir. "I'm going to start charging double at the gate if we keep playing like that."
Vidalia's improved to 16-7 on the season, 9-1 in district play.
Unfortunately, the game may have been Vidalia's last home game of the season.
Vidalia, considered a long shot to win district this season, especially after losing top hitter and pitcher Mason Ozburn for most of the season, improved to 9-1 in the district and can clinch the district outright with wins at Bunkie Thursday and Buckeye Friday in their final regular season games.
The most incredible part is that the Vikings can win district by splitting their final two games, and still have to travel in their first-round playoff game.
Vidalia is ranked No. 21 in the latest power ratings. The top 32 teams advance to the playoffs. The top 16 teams host first-round playoff games.
The win was the fifth this season in which the Vikings won in their final at bat and sixth one-run win.
The contest was a classic pitcher's dual between senior Seth Thompson and Bolton's Christian Extine.
"It was our best defensive effort of the season and Seth's best effort of the year," Hoffpauir said.
It was Thompson who got things started for the Vikings, drawing a bases on balls to lead off the eighth inning.
John Brixey was hit by a pitch before B.J. Neely grounded out to move runners to second and third with two outs.
Davis delivered his only hit of the game for the win.
Thompson went the whole way, allowing only one run in the third inning when Extine doubled in Connor Debevec.
Vidalia scored its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning, when an errant throw by Extine went past second base into the outfield, allowing Seth Barlow to score from third.
"The kids played hard," Hoffpauir said. "I don't know how we'll do Thursday and Friday. The other two teams have nothing to lose and no pressure. But I know this bunch will play hard."
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