Artrip#039;s home runs spark Symmes Valley rout of New Boston

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2003

AID -- Chad Artrip went deep and deeper.

Artrip hit a pair of home runs including a grand slam to back Chase Higgins who pitched a two-hitter as the Symmes Valley Vikings whipped the New Boston Tigers 13-1 in five inning Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Artrip was 2-3 as Symmes Valley banged out 12 hits. Kyle Gilmore going 3-4 and Justin Holland 3-3. Higgins was 2-4 to help his own cause.

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The Vikings play at Portsmouth Notre Dame Monday in a league game.

Perry and Duncan. Chase Higgins and Justin Holland. W-Higgins (2-K). L-Perry. 2B-Symmes Valley: Justin Holland, Matt Owens. HR-Symmes Valley: Chad Artrip 2 (1-GS). Hitting-New Boston: Duncan 1-3, Hemming 1-3; Symmes Valley: Kyle Gilmore 3-4 (RBI), Cory Burcham 1-3, Chase Higgins 2-4, Joseph Patterson RBI, Chad Artrip 2-3, Justin Holland 3-3, Matt Owens 1-2 (RBI).

Clay 2, Green 1

PORTSMOUTH -- Mike Howell outdueled two Green pitchers as the Portsmouth Clay Panthers nipped the Bobcats 2-1 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Howell pitched a two-hitter, struck out eight and walked four in going the distance.

Ryan Bloomfield went 3.2 innings and reliever Mark Castro 3 innings as Clay pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs to win.

Travis Klaiber and Brian Ramey each went 1-for-3 for the Bobcats only hits.

Green (4-9, 4-4 OVC) hosts Portsmouth East Monday in a league game.


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Howell and Culley. Ryan Bloomfield, Mark Castro (4) and Mark Castro, Jimmy Moore (4). W-Howell (8-K, 4-W). L-Castro (4-K, 3-W). 2B-Clay: Compar. Hitting-Green: Travis Klaiber 1-3, Brian Ramey 1-3; Clay: Howell 2-4, Compar 1-3.