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Vikings, Green pick up wins

SCIOTOVILLE — Jason Lyall didn’t have to do it all by himself, but he tried to.

Tuesday, April 06, 1999

SCIOTOVILLE — Jason Lyall didn’t have to do it all by himself, but he tried to.

Lyall pitched and hit the Symmes Valley Vikings to a 14-1 rout of the Portsmouth East Tartans Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Lyle struck out 10 and walked just three in pitching a six-hitter. He also went 3-3 with a home runs and six runs batted in.

Even with Lyall’s effort, the Vikings gave him plenty of support with a 16-hit attack.

Noah Henson was 2-5 with four RBI, Anthony Owens 2-3, Justin Myers 3-5, and Billy McCarty and John Webb 2-5.

"The kids hit the ball well. We started off a little slow, but the kids adjusted well. We had a much better defensive effort," said Vikings coach Rusty Webb.

"And Jason Lyall played an outstanding ball game. He pitched well, batted well, and fielded his position well."

The Vikings got a run in the first as Lyall slammed a solo home run. The lead went to 2-0 in the third when Brad Carpenter singled, Henson hit into a fielder’s choice, moved to second on an error, took third on a passed ball, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lyall.

The Vikings erupted for five runs in the fourth.

Eric Holland was safe on an error, Jeremy Copley singled, and McCarty had a bunt single. Carpenter walked to force in a run and Henson singled in two runs. Henson moved to second on the throw home and Lyall followed with a two-run single.

The lead went to 8-0 in the second when Lyall walked, advanced on two passed balls, and came home on Owens’ sacrifice fly.

Symmes Valley erupted for six runs in the seventh.

Holland walked, Carpenter reached on an error, Henson doubled home both runners, and Lyall singled in Henson for a 11-0 lead. Owens singled, Myers reached on an error, and Webb reached on an error for a run.

Josh Robinson walked to force in Owens, and Adam Corn reached on catcher’s interference to drive in the final run.

Symmes Valley , 2-0 and 1-0, hosts South Gallia Tuesday.

Sym. Valley 101 501 6 – 14 16 1

Prt. East 000 000 1 – 1 6 3

Jason Lyall and Eric Holland. Hanley and Davis. W-Lyall (10-K, 3-W). L-Hanley (11-K, 5-W). 2B-SV: Noah Henson, Billy McCarty, Justin Myers; East: Loudwick. HR-SV: Jason Lyall. Hitting-SV: Jason Lyall 3-3 (6 RBI, 3 R), Noah Henson 2-5 (4 RBI), Anthony Owens 2-3, Justin Myers 3-5, Billy McCarty 2-5, John Webb 2-5; East: Loudwick 2-4.

Green 12, New Boston 1

FRANKLIN FURNACE – The Green Bobcats have the right formula for winning, and they keep cooking up a new batch every day.

Green stayed unbeaten thanks to strong pitching and lots of hitting in a 12-1 rout of the New Boston Tigers Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

"It was another day swinging the bats and another good pitching performance and that’s what wins ball games," said Green coach Dave Shoupe.

Rick Perkins allowed just two hits, struck out seven and walked two to get the win. Jason Bennett was 2-3 with a grand slam home run and six runs batted in.

Green took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

Chris Williams tripled, Kevin McDavid walked, and Jason Bennett had an RBI double. A balk scored a run, Eric Bennett walked, Perkins reached on an error, and Kyle Dyer hit a sacrifice fly.

The Bobcats put the game away with eight runs in the second.

Harmon led off with a base hit, Brumfield singled, and Williams and McDavid walked to force in a run. Jason Bennett then unloaded his grand slam.

Eric Bennett singled and went to second on an outfield error. Dyer singled home Bennett and Jared Hineman was safe on an error for a run. Dusty Ison then had a pinch-hit single to drive in the final run.

Green, 5-0 and 4-0 in the conference, travels to Lucasville Valley Tuesday for a non-league game.

New Boston 000 10 – 1 2 5

Green 480 0x – 12 9 0

Taylor, Howard (2) and Pierce. Rick Perkins and Jarred Harmon. W-Perkins (7-K, 2-W). L-Taylor. 2B-Green: Jason Bennett. 3B-Green: Chris Williams. HR-Green: Jason Bennett. Hitting-Green: Jason Bennett 2-3 (6 RBI), Tim Brumfield 1-2, Chris Williams 1-1, Eric Bennett 1-1, Kyle Dyer 1-1, Jarred Harmon 1-2.