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Lady Vikings enjoy 4-for-4 weekend

Published 12:43am Monday, April 15, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

AID — Going 4-for-4 is the kind of day a hitter dreams about having. Going 4-for-4 in the two-day Valley of Thunder was a dream come true for the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings.

The Lady Vikings busy weekend brought four wins in four tries as they beat Alexander 7-3, Wellston 1-0, Smithville 10-9 and Southern 7-6.

“The kids stepped up and played well this weekend. Everyone on the team contributed. It was a great team effort,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

“When you cut down on your mistakes and errors, you can win. We’ve working hard and getting better. They showed a lot of heart in that last game.”

Alexander 7-3: Catlin Carpenter had a two-run double in the third and Stephanie Brown had a two-run double in the fourth as the Lady Vikings enjoyed a pair of three-run rallies.

Wellston 1-0: The Lady Vikings got the game’s only run with one out in the fourth inning Kaitlyn Payne singled, stole second and Carpenter doubled with two outs.

Smithville 10-9: Autumn Keathley had a two-run double in the first inning. Brown hit a two-run homer, Payne an RBI double in a four-run second. Keathley tripled and scored on a error in the fourth while Payne and Tiara Hatfield had RBI base hits in the sixth.

Southern 7-6: The Lady Vikings rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh for the exciting win.

Payne singled to start the winning rally. Hatfield walked and they pulled off a double steal. With two out, Hannah Maynard singled to left field to drive in both runners.

Payne and Brown shared the pitching duties with each recording two wins.

First Game

Alexander 001 100 1 = 3 5 1

Sym. Valley 103 300 x = 7 7 0

Kendall Meeks and Hannah Howery. Kaitlyn Payne and Tiara Hatfield. W-Payne (K-1, BB-1). L-Meeks (K-7, BB-1). Hitting-Alexander: Kendall Meeks 2-3, Ally McClain 2-3, Meghan Tout 1-2; SV: Stephanie Brown 2-4, Catlin Carpenter 2-3, Tiara Hatfield 1-2, Kaitly Payne 1-3, Autumn Keathley 1-3, Hannah Maynard 1-3. 2B-SV: Stephanie Brown, Hannah Maynard; Alexander: McClain. HR-Alexander: Meeks.

Second Game

Wellston 000 000 0 = 0 2 0

Sym. Valley 000 100 x = 1 3 0

Chelsea McManaway and Kaitlin Martin. Stephanie Brown and Tiara Hatfield. W-Brown (K-4, BB-1). L-McManaway (K-8, BB-1). Hitting-Wellston: Jordan Davis 1-3, Kaitlin Martin 1-2; SV: Autumn Keathley 1-3, Kaitlyn Payne 1-3, Catlin Carpenter 1-3. 2B-SV: Catlin Carpenter.

Third Game

Smithville 020 115 0 = 9 8 6

Sym. Valley 340 102 x = 10 7 1

Kendall and Besancon. Stephanie Brown and Tiara Hatfield. W-Brown (K-7,BB-1). L-Kendall (K-6, BB-3). Hitting-Smithville: Kendall 2-4, Yoho 2-4, Weeman 2-3, Hicks 1-4, Buss 1-4; SV: Autumn Keathley 2-3, Kaitlyn Payne 2-4, Breanna Morris 1-3, Tiara Hatfield 1-3, Stephanie Brown 1-3. 2B-SV: Autumn Keathley, Kaitlyn Payne. 3B-Smithvill: Bush; SV: Autumn Keathley. HR-SV: Stephanie Brown.

Fourth Game

Southern 130 002 0 = 6 11 6

Sym. Valley 302 000 2 = 7 6 3

Hill and Darien Diddle. Kaitlyn Payne and Tiara Hatfield, W-Payne (K-9, BB-1). L-Hill (K-7, BB-5). Hitting-Southern: Ali Deem 2-3, Kyrie Swann 2-4, Tillman 2-4, Darien Diddle 1-4, Jaclyn Mees 3-4, Hannah Hill 1-3; SV: Payne 2-3, Hatfield 1-3, Carpenter 1-4, Hively 1-4, Maynard 1-4. 2B-Southern: Deem, Cummings, Hill; SV: Catlin Carpenter.

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