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Corey Williams kept Bolton High without a hit and took advantage of two Viking double plays in the first two innings as Vidalia defeated the Bears 8-0 in Vidalia Monday.
Williams struck out 11 batters, walking six. But the walks in the first two innings were wiped out by a overcame six walks by pitching a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Vidalia Vikings shut out the Bolton Bears Monday night in their home- and season-opener.
"Corey did a good job for us," said Vidalia coach Kale Davis. "We needed that win. We weren't as disciplined at the plate as I would have liked, but it's always good to get a win. For the most part I am pleased with where we are."
After managing a hit by Nate Bozeman over the first two innings, Vidalia finally broke a scoreless game with three runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Vikings added one run in the bottom of the fifth inning and then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Matt Souderes went 2-for-3 and Roper Craft had a double as the Vikings finished with eight hits.
Vidalia fell to Franklin Parish 10-5 on Thursday.
Devin Barnes hit his first home run of the season and added two singles.
Matt Souderes and Roper Craft singled twice, while Jamale Davis tripled.
Nate Bozeman, Levi Brown and Corey Williams each singled.
Lane Strong picked up the loss, going six innings.
"Lane pitched good enough for us to win, but we had too many errors," Davis said. "We had four in one inning that were very costly."
Vidalia returns to action Thursday as the Vikings travel to Alexandria to take on Peabody Magnet.
Vidalia competes in the Monterey Tournament this weekend. Vidalia JV faces Monterey at 10 a.m., with the Viking varsity team playing Monterey at 11:45 a.m.
The Vikings return home on Monday to host Harrisonburg in a 5 p.m. contest.
Vidalia hosts Cathedral Tuesday in a junior varsity and varsity contest beginning at 4 p.m.
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