Lady Bobcats down Lady Vikings
FRANKLIN FURNACE — The Green Lady Bobcats are doing things better, and on Monday they were better than the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings.
Behind the pitching of Micah Lewis and some timely hitting the Lady Bobcats beat the Lady Vikings 6-2 in a Southern Ohio Conference game.
“It was a good win. Lewis pitched well, we hit the ball and played well defensively. We’re getting better and if we continue to improve we’ll be okay,” said Green coach Dale Royse.
Lewis struck out 12 and walked four to get the win. She also went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
Green (4-4, 2-1) had seven hits with Jenna Crawford going 2-4 with four RBIs.
Symmes Valley (2-4, 2-2) was led by Stephanie Brown and Kaitlyn Payne who were 2-3.
Brown and Payne singled and an outfield error allowed a run to score as the Lady Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Green took a 2-1 lead in the third on a single by Ciara Davis, a walk to Madi Applegate, a wild pitch both scored on an error.
The Lady Vikings tied the game in the fifth on singles by Hannah Roach and Brown and a double by Payne.
But Green got the run back in the bottom of the inning when Applegate was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a hit by Crawford.
The Lady Bobcats scored three insurance runs in the sixth.
Davis singled, Applegate was hit by a pitch, Lewis doubled home two runs and Crawford singled in a run.
Sym. Valley 100 010 0 = 2 8 2
Green 002 013 x = 6 7 1
Kaitlyn Payne, Stephanie Brown (6) and Tiara Hatfield. Micah Lewis and Erin Imes. W-Lewis (K-12, BB-4). L-Payne (K-4, BB-3, HBP-3). 2B-SV: Kaitlyn Payne; Green: Micah Lewis 2. Hitting-SV: Hannah Roach 1-3, Stephanie Brown 2-3, Kaitlyn Payne 2-3, Tiara Hatfield 1-3, Catlin Carpenter 1-3, Chianne Hively 1-3; Green: Micah Lewis 2-4 rbi-2, Jenna Crawford 2-4 rbi-4, Devin Johnson 1-3, Ciara Davis 2-3.