Vikings' hits prove productive
UNIONVILLE – The Community Vikings were outhit 10 to 4, but made the most of their opportunities at the plate to defeat the Cornersville Bulldogs 5-3 Friday in the Viking Classic.
The Vikings, playing as the visiting team and with their junior varsity squad in the lineup, got off to a quick start with three runs in the first inning.
After Tyrese Eady singled, two walks and two wild pitches gave Community its first two runs of the game. Jacob Cooper followed with a single to account for the third Viking run.
The Bulldogs used five singles to plate three runs in their half of the inning to tie the game at 3-3.
Community used a key two-out hit to go ahead in the fourth. After an error and walk, Jackson Bailey came up big with a two-run RBI single, giving the Vikings a 5-3 lead.
Cornersville challenged with two hits in the fifth and final inning, but the Vikings threw out a runner on the bases to squelch the rally.
Will Reed started on the mound for the Vikings, with Cody Woodall in relief in the second inning.
Four different Vikings had singles in the contest.
The Vikings continued play Saturday in the Classic. Community will return to District 12-AA play Monday with a home game against Forrest. Game time is 6 p.m.
Community 300 20 - 5 4 0
Cornersville 300 00 - 3 10 1
WP – Woodall.
Community – Jackson Bailey 1-for-2, Jacob Cooper 1-for-2, Cody Woodall 1-for-3, Tyrese Eady 1-for-3.