Lady Vikings roll past Lancers
AID — Brooke Skinner made the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings a winner.
Skinner went 4-for-4 with six runs batted in as the Lady Vikings blanked the Federal Hocking Lady Lancers 10-0 to win the Div. IV sectional tournament.
“It was a nice first tournament game,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.
“Brooke Skinner had a whale of a game and Nikki Nance did great job keeping the ball low and keeping the hitters off-balance with her change-up.”
Nance got the win as she pitched a four-hitter. She struck out eight and did not walk a batter.
Symmes Valley took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Nance walked, stole second base and scored on a hit by Skinner. Chelsea Wall singled and the duo pulled off a double steal. Erica Corn reached on an error as Skinner scored and Kayla Ross hit into a fielder’s choice to score Wall.
The Lady Vikings got a run in the second when Jessie Morris singled, Nance hit into a fielder’s choice and Skinner had an RBI single.
The Lady Vikings ended the game early with six runs in the sixth inning.
Ada Humphrey was safe on an error and Morris singled to start the inning. Nance singled to load the bases and Skinner cleared the bases with a triple off the top of the fence.
Wall singled home Skinner, Corn reached on an error, both moved up on a wild pitch and Ross was hit by a pitch to reload the bases.
Brittany Foster hit into a fielder’s choice to score a run and a wild pitch scored Corn to end the ball game.
Symmes Valley (21-5) plays Sciotoville East at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Minford.
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Sym. Valley 310 006 = 10 9 0
Hill and Tinkhan. Nikki Nance and Chelsea Wall. W-Nance (8-K, 0-BB). L-Hill (3-K, 4-BB). 2B-FH: Hill. 3B-SV: Brooke Skinner. Hitting-Federal Hocking: Vinson 1-3, Hill 1-3, Hatfield 1-2, Spears 1-2; Symmes Valley: Brooke Skinner 4-4 6-rbi, Jessie Morris 2-4, Chelsea Wall 2-4, Nikki Nance 1-3.