SV drops twinbill

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

RACINE — The Symmes Valley Vikings need to find a way to the recovery room.

The Vikings fell behind early in each game Saturday as they dropped a doubleheader to the Racine Southern Tornadoes, 14-5 and 8-5.

“We have a game every day this week, so we pitched a couple of young guys. The first inning hurt us real bad and we couldn’t recover,” Vikings coach John Patterson said.

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Cody Bland hit a three-run homer in the first inning as the Vikings went up 3-0. But Southern erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the inning and went on to the win.

In the second game, Southern jumped ahead 6-1 and held on for the win.

The Vikings had five hits in the first game with Bland going 2-3 and Alex Burnett 2-4.

Brice Sexton went 3-4, Robbie Powell 2-4 and Jeremy Hatfield 2-2 as the Vikings banged out 13 hits in the nightcap.

On Monday, the Vikings were leading Portsmouth East 18-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning of a Southern Ohio Conference game. The game will be completed when the Vikings visit East.

The Vikings, 0-3, play at Fairland Tuesday.

First Game

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Brian Williams and Cody Bland. Zeiner, Chapman (4) and Marnhouse. W-Chapman. L-Williams. 2B-Southern: Zeiner, Buck. HR-SV: Cody Bland; Southern: Marnhouse (GS), Riffle. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Alex Burnett 2-4, Robbie Powell 1-4, Cody Bland 2-3; Southern: Hunter 1-4, Marnhouse 2-3, Riffle 2-3, Crouch 2-4, Chapman 1-3, Johnson 3-4, Zeiner 1-2, Teaford 1-2, Buck 1-3.

Second Game

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Dustin Wilson, Kyle Meadows (2) and Cody Bland. Johnson, Riffle (4) and Hupp. W-Riffle. L-Wilson. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Alex Burnett 1-3, Brice Sexton 3-4, Robbie Powell 2-4, Jeremy Hatfield 2-2, Matt Owens 1-2, Kirt Shipley 1-1; Southern: Hunter 2-3, Cape 1-3, Marnhouse 3-4, Riffle 2-4, Crouch 1-3, Chapman 1-2, Buck 1-3.