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Tomcats pull away late from Vikings

Jim Walker



AID — Maybe a sheriff’s deputy gave the Symmes Valley Vikings a ticket for loitering.

The Vikings hung around for five innings before the Ashland Tomcats pulled away to an 11-6 win on Saturday.

Ashland (7-6) trailed after four innings, took a 7-5 lead in the fourth before finally getting two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh.

“You want to win, but we competed for awhile. I was proud of them,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.

The Tomcats took a 1-0 lead in the first but the Vikings took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the inning.

D.J. Miller walked, stole second and Alec Herrell doubled. Seth Jarrell had an RBI single and Tanner Mays and Jacob Easthom each hit a sacrifice fly.

Ashland regained the lead with three runs in the top of the third, but the Vikings answered with two in the bottom of the frame to lead 5-4.

Miller walked, Herrell singled and the pair pulled off a double steal and each scored on a ground out.

Ashland got three runs in the fourth to take the lead for good at 7-5. The Tomcats then scored five runs late to lead 11-5.

Symmes Valley got its final run in the bottom of the seventh when Miller reached on an error and Herell and Easthom singled.

Ashland 103 302 3 = 11 12 2

Sym. Valley 302 000 1 = 6 6 2

Logan Salow, Cameron Fritz (4) and Cameron Fritz, Peter Mullins (4). Mitch Corn, Dylan McFann (6) and Alec Herrell. W-Fritz (IP-4, K-7, BB-1). L-Corn (IP-5, R-6, ER-5, K-4, BB-3, H-8, HBP-2). McFann IP-2, BB-2, R-5, H-4. 2B-Ashland: Taylor Bradley, Cade O’Bryan; SV: Seth Jarrell. Hitting-Ashland: Taylor Bradley 4-4, Jared Slone 1-3, Cade O’Bryan 2-3, Aaron Elam 1-3, Cody Conley 1-4, Evan Cox 3-3; SV: Alec Herrell 3-4, Seth Jarrell 1-4, Jacob Easthom 1-1, Dylan Pelletier 1-3.