Vikings beat Green in SOC

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 11, 2004

FRANKLIN FURNACE - And the beat goes on. Or rather, the beating.

The Symmes Valley Vikings continued to beat opponents as they blanked the Green Bobcats 3-0 Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

The Vikings are now 14-4 on the season and 11-4 in the SOC. They host Portsmouth Notre Dame in a league game Tuesday before entertaining South Gallia Thursday in the Division IV sectional tournament finals.

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Cory Burcham and Chase Higgins combined on a five-hitter for the Vikings. Kyle Gilmore had two of Symmes Valley's six hits.

The Vikings got the only run needed in the first inning.

Burcham singled, Chad Artrip walked, and Caleb Bland reached on an error as the run scored.

The lead went to 2-0 in the third when Artrip doubled, went to third on an error and scored on a squeeze bunt by Justin Holland.

Symmes Valley added an insurance run in the fourth inning.

Matt Owens singled, stole second and scooted home on a hit by Gilmore.

Brian Ramey was 2-3 for Green.

Symmes Valley, 14-4 overall and 11-4 in the SOC, plays at Portsmouth Notre Dame Tuesday.

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Cory Burcham, Chase Higgins (4) and Justin Holland. Odie Kelly and Ryan Klaiber. W-Burcham (4-K, 3-W). Save-Higgins (2-K, 0-W). L-Kelly (5-K, 4-W). 2B-SV: Chad Artrip. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Kyle Gilmore 2-3, Cory Burcham 1-4, Chad Artrip 1-3, Kyle Meadows 1-3, Matt Owens 1-3; Green: Derek Lewis 1-3, Odie Kelly 1-3, Adam Sparks 1-3, Brian Ramey 2-3.