Lady Vikings rally by Rams
RACELAND, Ky. - Give the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings an inch, and they'll take a four-run rally.
The Raceland Lady Rams were guilty of two errors in the fifth inning, and the Lady Vikings jumped all over the opportunity to score as they posted a 4-0 win.
"We capitalized in the fifth inning on a walk and a fielding error. They played good defense and we weren't far behind," Lady Vikings coach Jeff "Odie" Estep said.
Kristen Crabtree pitched a five-hitter to get the win. Crabtree struck out five and walked just two.
"Kristen had another good outing on the mound for us," Estep said.
Raceland got a run in the second inning when Porter walked, stole second, took third on a ground out and scored when Vanhoose grounded out to second. base.
But the Vikings came back to score all four of their runs in the fifth inning.
Taylor Justice singled to start the inning, Natasha Pointer walked and Renee' Campbell was safe on an error. Katherine Myers grounded out as Justice scored.
Emily Bowling forced Pointer out at third base but Campbell scored on the play.
Rebecca Capper singled and Jodi Black singled for a run, and the return throw to the infield on Black's base hit allowed another run to score.
Symmes Valley, 22-4, hosts South Gallia at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Division IV sectional finals.
Kristen Crabtree and Megan Coomes. Rigsley and Fannin. W-Crabtree (5-K, 2-BB). L-Rigsley (5-K, 5-BB). 2B-Symmes Valley: Rebecca Capper. 3B-Symmes Valley: Emily Bowling; Raceland: Rigsley. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Emily Bowling 1-4, Rebecca Capper 1-4, Jodi Black 1-4, Kayla Justice 1-2, Renee' Campbell 1-3; Raceland: Porter 1-3, Rigsley 1-2, Clark 2-3, Laura Field 1-3.