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March 21, 2014

Lady Pirates shut down Lady Bears

VIDOR — The Vidor Lady Pirates maintained their stanglehold on the District 20-4A softball race by defeating Orange County rival Little Cypress-Mauriceville 3-0 at Lady Pirate Field Friday night to wrap up the first half of district play.

The Lady Pirates (18-4, 7-0) received a complete-game shutout by ace pitcher Whitney Howerton.

Howerton allowed the Lady Bears (18-5, 5-2) to just four hits while striking out seven and walking two.

McKenzie Andrus got the Lady Pirates on the board with a RBI double in the bottom of the first to score Shanice Hagler.

The Lady Pirates got two runs in the bottom of the third after Kalli Edwards’ flyball was dropped in the outfield. Andrus roped a single and the Lady Pirates got another run with a RBI single by Evelyn Baker.

The Lady Bears stranded two runners on in the first, third and fourth innings. inning and third inning.

The Lady Pirates left the bases loaded in the bottom half of the fourth.

The Lady Bears will start the second half of 20-4A play Tuesday when they visit the Livingston Lady Lions.

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