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|Vidalia 15-16s win Southwest|
The Vidalia 15-16-year-old Softball All-Star team won the Little League Southwest Regional in Alexandria Sunday, defeating East Texas in two games.
Vidalia lost to East Texas 12-2 to fall into the loser's bracket, but fought back to the championship game.
Vidalia defeated East Texas 6-2 in the first game and 10-7 in the final championship game.
Other teams competing in the regional were West Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and New Mexico.
Vidalia now advances to the Little League World Series in Sussex, De., where they will be designated as Southwest All-Stars.
Vidalia faces League Lombardia, Lombardia, Italy on Sunday in its first game and ASOFEM Little League, Manoubo, Puerto Rico in its second game on Tuesday.
Every team in the Series plays a four-game pool schedule, with the top two teams in each pool meeting on August 10.
The Vidalia Girls Little League consists of players from Concordia, Catahoula, Lasalle, and Tensas Parishes as well as Adams County, Ms.
This year's team is composed of Lacee Book of Larto, Blake Colclasure, Maura Cooper, Nikki Harbor, and Micahla Hughes all of Jonesville, Paige Bryan and Karlee Woodruff of Monterey, Macy Greer of Jena, and Savannah McCarver, Laura Perilloux, Taylor Rodgers and Mallory Wheeler of Vidalia. They are coached by Micah Hughes, Ricky Bryan and Glen Perilloux.
Vidalia started out at Reginals, defeating West Texas out of San Antonio 9-3.
Micahla Hughes led the offensive attack with two doubles and a triple. Laura Perilloux and Karlee Woodruff added two singles.
Perilloux and Macy Greer took control of the game from the mound.
After falling to East Texas, Vidalia defeated West Texas 10-4.
Nikki Harbor and Maura Cooper both had three hits, while added two hits.
The pitching of Paige Bryan and Laura Perilloux kept the Texas West team at bay. This victory forced a re-match with Texas East who had advanced to the winners bracket finals undefeated.
Paige Bryan got the complete game win in the 6-2 win over East Texas.
Nikki Harbor again led the offensive attack with a triple and two doubles. Perilloux and Rodgers added two hits each.
The win forced the decisive game two with the winner advancing to the Little League World Series.
Trailing 6-3 after four innings, Vidalia scored five runs in the top of the fifth to regain the lead 8-6.
Texas scored okne in the sixth.
In the seventh inning, Vidalia added two runs.
Bryan started the game with two solid innings before fatigue started to set in amongst the 100-plus temperatures.
Perrilloux came in and pitched two innings in relief. Macy Greer then took the mound in the sixth to try and close the deal.
Greer held them to one run in the sixth and had two outs in the seventh with the bases loaded and the Texas teams best hitter at the plate. Bryan was again called on to take the mound. Two pitches later and a ground out to third baseman Karlee Woodruff lead to a Louisiana victory.
The Opening Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 5th with the Games beginning at 5:30 p.m. that evening. The late morning/early afternoon games will be played on Tuesday.
The Little League Senior Softball World Championship Game will be played on August 11th at Noon, with the game televised by ESPN live from Bruce Layton Field at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana, Delaware.
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