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Lady Vikings win

Jim Walker



AID — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings are very efficient.

The Lady Vikings had six hits and scored six runs as they beat the Eastern Lady Eagles 6-5 on Thursday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We pounded the ball, but a lot of the time it was right at them,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Odie Estep. “We only had six hits but we had timely hits.”

Eastern went up 2-0 in the top of the first and the Lady Vikings tied the game in their half of the inning when Hannah Roach doubled, Kaitlyn Payne reached on a fielder’s choice and Tiara Hatfield doubled.

The Lady Eagles wet up 4-2 in the third but the Lady Vikings (2-3, 2-1) scored four times in the fifth.

Roach walked, Stephanie Brown singled and Payne had an RBI double. Hatfield singled in a run, a wild pitch scored a run, and then Hannah Maynard and Autumn Keathley each reached on an error as a run scored.

Eastern got a run in the seventh, but Brown shut down the rally.

Brown got the win as she struck out eight and walked only one.

Hatfield went 3-3 to pace the offense.

Eastern 202 001 0 = 5 6 4

Sym. Valley 200 040 x = 6 6 3

Staker, Garrison (5) and Veach. Stephanie Brown and Tiara Hatfield. W-Brown (K-8, BB-1). L-Garrison (K-2, BB-1). Staker K-2, BB-2. 2B-Eastern: Staker, Waye; SV: Tiara Hatfield, Kaitlyn Payne, Hannah Roach. Hitting-Eastern” Staker 2-4, Veach 2-4, Waye 1-3, Sexton 1-3; SV: Tiara Hatfield 3-3, Kaitlyn Payne 1-3, Stephanie Brown 1-3, Hannah Roach 1-3.

Wednesday’s Game

Sym. Valley 100 000 = 1 5 4

Notre Dame 211 603 = 13 13 2

Kaitlyn Payne, Stephanie Brown (4) and Tiara Hatfield. Miranda Pauley and Corns. W-Pauley (K-5, BB-1). L-Payne (K-2,BB-0). Brown K-0, BB-0. 2B-SV: Hannah Roach. Hitting-SV: Kaitlyn Payne 2-3, Catlin Carpenter 1-2, Hannah Roach 1-3, Stephanie Brown 1-3; PND: Stephenson 2-4, Corns 2-3, Phillips 1-4, Pauley 1-4, Marting 3-4, Arnzen 2-4, Pierron 3-3.