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Harmon#039;s no-hitter leads Lady Vikings past Clay

AID - It's beginning to sound like a broken record, but the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings don't mind listening.

Another no-hitter by Lori Harmon along with clutch hitting and solid fielding led the Lady Vikings to a 10-0 win over the Portsmouth Clay Lady Panthers Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Harmon struck out 10 and did not walk a batter over five innings. It was her third no-hitter of the season.

"We had another good outing with our bats and pitching. We're fortunate to have done so many good things with such a young and inexperienced team. We're getting a lot of hits up and down the lineup,' Lady Vikings coach Jeff "Odie" Estep.

The Lady Vikings took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Erin Martin singled, Emily Bowling walked, Harmon grounded out as the runners moved up. Martin scored on a wild pitch and Bowling came home when Megan Coomes grounded out.

The lead went to 3-0 in the second inning when Kristen Crabtree singled, Martin walked and Bowling singled.

The Lady Vikings pushed across five runs in the fourth to lead 8-0.

Crabtree walked, Natasha Pointer singled and both moved up on a wild pitch. Kayla Justice hit a sacrifice fly and Martin tripled for the second run.

Bowling singled in a run, Harmon doubled and Rebecca Capper singled for a run.

The final two runs scored in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Crabtree was hit by a pitch, Pointer walked and then Bowling and Harmon singled to drive in runs and end the game.

Symmes Valley,9-2 and 6-0 in the SOC, plays at Ironton Tuesday.

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Hess and Mary Poppins. Lori Harmon and Megan Coomes. W-Harmon (10-K, 0-W). L-Hess (3-K, 4-W). 2B-Symmes Valley: Lori Harmon. 3B-Symmes Valley: Erin Martin. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Emily Bowling 3-3 (2 RBI), Erin Martin 2-3, Lori Harmon 2-4 (2 RBI), Megan Coomes 1-2, Rebecca Capper 1-3, Kristen Crabtree 1-1, Natasha Pointer 1-3.