Lady Vikes rout Eagles
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
BEAVER — It was time to get serious.
The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings lost their first three games, but the Southern Ohio Conference began Thursday and they rolled to a 12-2 win over the Eastern Lady Eagles.
“We hit the ball really well, but our defense has to get better. It’s nice to get a win, though,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Odie Estep.
Beth Brown and Katie Hill were 3-5, Hannah Roach and Autumn Keathley 2-5 and Hannah Maynard 2-4 as the Lady Vikings had 14 hits.
The Vikings took a 5-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles b Maynard, Keathley and Cheianne Hivley.
Roach singled, Brown had an RBI double and Hill an RBI single in the third. Maynard singled and a wild pitch scored a run to make it 8-0.
Three more runs scored in the sixth on a walk, a single by Brown, a wild pitch and Hill’s two-run single.
The final run scored in the seventh on singles by Karie Brumbaugh, Brown and Hill.
Sym. Valley 500 303 1 = 12 14 6
Eastern 000 000 2 = 2 7 7 Hannah Maynard and Hannah Roach. Haley Shaw and Miranda. W-Maynard (K-4, BB-6). L-Shaw. 2B-SV: Beth Brown. Hitting-SV: Beth Brown 3-5, Katie Hill 3-5, Hannah Roach 2-5, Autumn Keathley 2-5, Cheianne Hivley 1-5, Karie Brumbaugh 1-4, Hannah Maynard 2-4.