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Vikings cruise past Sciotoville in SOC

Symmes Valley Vikings’ pitcher Cody Myers fires a pitch during Tuesday’s Southern Ohio Conference game agianst Sciotoville East. Myers pitched a two-hitter as the Vikings beat East 24-0 in five innings. (The Ironton Tribune / Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

AID — The Symmes Valley Vikings decided to play the old game “double or nothing.”

The Vikings banged out 10 doubles including four by Nathan Dockery as they routed the Sciotoville East Tartans 24-0 in five innings Tuesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Symmes Valley is now 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the SOC.

“It’s nice to get one under out belt,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe. “We just need for these young kids to get some experience and confidence. We played a little better.”

The 16-hit attack backed the two-hit pitching of Cody Myers who struck out seven and walked two.

Dockery was 4-5 to key the offense. Evan Herrell was 2-2 with a pair of doubles, Hunter Boggs 2-3 and Luke Taylor and Alec Herrell were 2-4.

Myers walked and scored on Dockery’s first double to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

The Vikings pushed the lead to 8-0 in the second inning.

Dillon Pelletir doubled, Evan Herrell walked and Alec Herrell had a two-run double. Myers and Dockery followed with doubles, Taylor eached on an error and scored on a wild pitcher.

The Vikings used seven hits and seven walks to score 13 runs in the third inning. Dockery had two doubles in the uprising and Evan Herrell added a double.

The final three runs scored in the fourth inning.

Myers walked, Taylor had an RBI double, Jacob Patterson reached on an error and Jordan Fulford hit into a fielder’s choice to drive in a run.

The Vikings visit Green Wednesday in a league game.

Sciotoville East 000 00 = 0 2 5

Symmes Valley 17(13) 3x = 24 16 0

Shain Seibert, Chris Rittner (2), Anthony Egerton (3), Justin Crager (4) and T.J. Taylor. Cody Myers and Jacob Patterson. W-Myers (K-7, BB-2). L-Siebert. 2B-Symmes Valley: Cody Myers, Luke Taylor, Dillon Pelletier, Corey Brown, Evan Herrell 2, Nathan Dockery 4. Hitting-East: Austin Loop 1-2, Jacob Parson 1-2; Symmes Valley: Jordan Fulford 1-2, Evan Herrell 2-2, Alec Herrell 2-4, Corey Brown 1-1, Hunter Boggs 2-3, Cody Myers 1-2, Luke Taylor 2-4, Dillon Pelletier 1-2, Nathan Dockery 4-5.