Lady Vikings rout New Boston

Published 3:18 am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jim Walker


NEW BOSTON — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings are on a roll.

The Lady Vikings won their fifth straight as they routed the New Boston Lady Tigers 15-3 on Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“We’re playing awful well right now,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

Kaitlyn Payne got the win as she allowed just three hits and racked up 16 strikeouts. She walked three.

Tiara Hatfield went 4-5 to lead a 17-hit attack. Stephanie Brown was 3-4, Hannah Maynard 2-4 with two doubled and Autumn Keathley 2-5 with a double.

Keathley had a three-run double and Maynard a two-run double in a seven-run third inning that put the Lady Vikings up 8-1.

Hatfield had an RBI single in the fourth, Chianne Hively singled home two runs in the sixth and Brown had a two-run hit in the seventh.

Sym. Valley 017 103 3 = 15 17 2

New Boston 100 020 0 = 3 3 5

Kaitlyn Payne and Tiara Hatfield. Reffitt and Bender. W-Payne (K-16, BB-3). L-Reffitt K-2, BB-4). 2B-SV: Stephanie Brown 3-4, Autumn Keathley 2-5, Kaitlyn Payne 2-5, Tiara Hatfield 4-5, Catlin Carpenter 1-5, Chianne Hively, Kassidi Cox 1-2, Breanna Morris 1-4, Hannah Maynard 2-4, Amber Bryant 1-1; Clay: Reffitt 1-2, McGraw 1-3, Meeker 1-3.