Lady Vikings, Wall sweep New Boston in doubleheader
AID — For Chelsea Wall, it was double or nothing.
Wall belted five doubles in a doubleheader Saturday as the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings beat the New Boston Lady Tigers 15-0 in five innings and 9-0 in the second game.
“She had a great day,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.
Wall went 3-4 for three doubles in the first game as she drove in four runs. She had a pair of two-run doubles in a 12-run first inning and Kayla Ross added a two-run single in the uprising.
The Lady Vikings got two runs in the second inning when Kara Burcham walked, Ada Humphrey reached on an error and Nikki Nance had a two-run single.
Kerri Brumbaugh walked, Brittany Foster hit into a fielder’s choice, Burcham was hit by a pitch and Humphrey hit into a force play to score the final run in the third inning.
Erica Corn got the win as she pitched a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and just one walk.
In the second game, Nance pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks.
Nance went 3-4 and Wall was 2-3 with two doubles.
Symmes Valley scored three runs in the first and third innings.
In the first, Jessie Morris walked, Nance singled, Brooke Skinner was safe on an error as a run scored. Wall reached on a throwing error as Nance scored and Corn hit into a force play for an RBI.
Skinner was safe on an error and Wall doubled her home to start the third. Corn was safe on an error to score a run, Ross singled and stole second, and Brittany Foster singled for a run.
Foster walked and Keathley tripled for a run and Humphrey reached on a fielder’s choice as Humphrey scored to make it 8-0 in the fifth.
The final run scored in the sixth when Nance single, stole second and third, and came home when Skinner hit into a fielder’s choice.
Symmes Valley (20-3, 13-1) is scheduled to host Portsmouth Clay Monday in a showdown for the SOC lead.
New Boston 000 00 = 0 2 7
Symmes Valley (12)21 0x = 15 11 0
Buckley and Raines. Erica Corn and Chelsea Wall. W-Corn (11-K, 1-BB). L-Buckley. 2B-SV: Jessie Morris, Chelsea Wall 3. Hitting-New Boston: Hamilton 1-2, Buckley 1-2; Symmes Valley: Chelsea Wall 3-4 4-RBI, Jessie Morris 1-2, Michaela Shepperd 1-2, Nikki Nance 1-2, Erica Johnson 1-2, Brooke Skinner 1-1, Erica Corn 1-4, Kayla Ross 1-2.
Sym. Valley 303 021 0 = 9 10 1
New Boston 000 000 0 = 1 4 4
Nikki Nance and Chelsea Wall. Newland and Buckley. W-Nance (8-K, 0-BB). L-Newland. 2B-Symmes Valley: Jessie Morris, Chelsea Wall 2. 3B-Symmes Valley: Chelsea Keathley. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Nikki Nance 3-4, Chelsea Wall 2-3, Jessie Morris 1-3, Kayla Ross 1-4, Brittany Foster 1-2, Chelsea Keathley 1-2, Kara Burcham 1-1.