Lady Vikings Defeat Second Ranked Tattnall for 5th Straight Win


The #7 Lady Vikings Softball Team defeated #2 Tattnall Square in dramatic fashion last night scoring 5 runs in the top of the 7th to win 9-5 over the Trojans for their fifth straight win.


Olivia Parker got things going early for the Lady Vikings early with a two-run-bomb to left-centerfield to go up 2-0. However, heading into the fifth inning they would find themselves behind 5-2 to the Lady Trojan, but these girls refused to give up they simply kept believing and fighting.


Allison Hammock, Karsen Ochs, and Parker all had singles in the top of the fifth and Abbey Surles smoked a hard grounder that got past the Lady Trojans shortstop to score two and make the score 5-4 Lady Trojans.


The score would remain the same heading to the top of the seventh and the Lady Vikings were down to their last three-outs. Ochs led the inning off with a double to centerfield representing the tying run. Parker, who had already gone deep earlier,  crushed her second homer of the evening to left-field giving the Lady Vikings a 6-5 lead. They would go on to score three more runs before the end of the inning making the score 9-5.


In the bottom half of the seventh the Lady Trojans would not threaten and Ochs ended the game with her 10th strikeout of the game for their fifth consecutive win since their season opening loss to West Laurens.


Ochs improved to 4-1 on the season after the win and moved into second place all-time in strikeouts in Lady Vikings Softball History. She currently has 49 for the year and her Strikeout Hunger Challenge.


Offensively on the season The Lady Vikings are hitting .369 with seven homeruns. Their four offensive leaders are Karsen Ochs (.636), Olivia Parker (.526) who also has a team leading four-homeruns, Moe Register (.421), and Allison Hammock (.400).


The Lady Vikings return to action tomorrow on the road against Twiggs County at 4:00pm. They were originally scheduled to play at home but the game has been moved to accommodate Twiggs County.