Lady Vikings drop pair at GLHS

Published 2:32 am Monday, May 10, 2010

GAHANNA — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings picked a bad time not to miss the right time.

The Lady Vikings failed to hit in the clutch in a 10-4 loss to Columbus Bishop Hartley Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader.

Symmes Valley out-hit Hartley 10-9 and left 15 runners stranded.

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“We couldn’t get a timely hit. We had plenty of opportunities,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep. “We out-hit them, but they did what we needed to do.”

Hartley went up 3-0 in the first inning and led d6-0 in the top of the third before the Lady Vikings got three runs in the bottom of the inning.

Jessie Morris walked and Nikki Nance hit into a fielder’s choice with both runners reaching safely. Brooke Skinner doubled both runners home and then she scored on a hit by Kayla Ross.

Hartley got two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to lead 10-3. Symmes Valley got a run in the bottom of the seventh when Brittany Foster doubled and Morris reached on an error.

Foster finished the game 3-4 and Adam Humphey was 2-3.

Symmes Valley also lost the first game 8-0 as they committed seven errors that led to six unearned runs.

Brooke Skinner had a fourth inning triple for the Lady Vikings’ only hit.

Symmes Valley hosts Portsmouth Clay Tuesday in a showdown for first place in the Southern Ohio Conference.

First Game

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Gahanna 130 004 x = 8 8 1

Erica Corn and Chelsea Wall. Banks and Ledbetter. W-Banks (14-K, 1-BB). L-Corn (3-K, 2-BB). 2B-GL: Ledbetter. 3B-SV: Brooke Skinner. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Brooke Skinner 1-3; Gahanna: Ledbetter 2-3, Marshall 2-3, Banks 1-4, Siedel 1-3, Busby 1-3, Mayhan 1-3.

Second Game

Col. Hartley 303 202 0 = 10 9 2

Sym. Valley 003 000 1 = 4 10 2

Tiffany Wolfe and Angela Lanza. Nikki Nance and Chelsea Wall. W-Wolfe (2-K, 3-BB). L-Nance (3-K, 1-BB). 2B-Hartley: Kayla Woodward, Angela Lanza 2; SV: Brooke Skinner, Brittany Foster, Ada Humphrey 2. HR-Hartley: Brown. Hitting-Hartley: Kayla Woodward 2-4, Angela Lanza 3-4, Fallon Brown 2-3, Emma Caputo 2-24, Samm Rupp 1-4; Symmes Valley: Nikki Nance 1-5, Brooke Skinner 1-3, Chelsea Wall 1-2, Erica Corn 1-4, Kayla Ross 1-4, Brittany Foster 3-4, Ada Humphrey 2-3.