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After a slow start to the season, the Lady Vandal softball squad is making a surge, winning three of five contests this past week.
Morgan Lidy didn’t allow a single run against Pana, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Vandalia to a 4-0 victory on Tuesday, May 11.
The Vandals got things started in the second inning, scoring one run when Madison Ferguson doubled.
Lidy earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle, allowing two hits and no runs over seven innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
Vandalia scattered five hits in the game. Ferguson and Brianna Springman each collected two hits to lead the team.
Gracie Philpot would not be denied at the plate on Monday evening, May 10, picking up four hits and leading the Lady Vandals to a 15-1 rout over Carlinville. Philpot doubled in the first, third and fifth, and singled in the second.
In the first inning, Vandalia got its offense started when Bailey Stewart grounded out, scoring one run.
Morgan Lidy was credited with the victory for Vandalia, allowing two hits and one run over five innings, striking out nine and walking one.
Vandalia Vandals Varsity racked up 18 hits. Philpot led Vandalia Vandals Varsity with four hits in four at bats. The Vandals tore up the base paths, as six players stole at least two bases. Morgan Dagen led the way with three.
Vandalia fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a close 4-2 loss to Teutopolis on Saturday, May 8.
Teutopolis took the lead in the first inning, when Konkel doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Morgan Lidy took the loss for Vandalia Vandals Varsity. Lidy went seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out nine and walking one.
Sydney Miller, Lexi Wehrle, Brianna Springman, Madison Ferguson, and Delaney Kopp each collected one hit.
Delaney Kopp had all the right stuff on Friday for Vandalia, allowing zero runs and besting St. Elmo/Brownstown by a score of 15-0.
Madison Ferguson led the Vandals to victory by driving in six runs, going 2-for-4 at the plate and driving in runs on a home run in the first, a ground out in the fourth, and a double in the fifth.
Vandalia got on the board in the first inning when Ferguson homered on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs.
The Vandals put up five runs in the second inning. Ferguson and Megan Lupton all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
A single by Garnard in the first inning was a positive for St. Elmo/Brownstown.
Kopp was the winning pitcher for Vandalia Vandals Varsity. The right-hander lasted five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out five and walking one.
Vandalia collected 15 hits and Philpot led with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with a total of nine.
The Vandals fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-0 loss to Southwestern last Thursday. Vandalia struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Southwestern, giving up 11 runs.
Morgan Lidy started the game and surrendered 11 runs on 12 hits over five innings, striking out two.
Gracie Philpot, Lexi Wehrle, Stewart, and Madison Ferguson each managed a hit. Vandalia tore up the base paths with Brianna Springman leading the way with two.