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SV girls lose 2 at Gahanna

Jim Walker



GAHANNA — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings didn’t lack heart, they just lacked a clutch hit.

The Lady Vikings had several scoring opportunities but failed to capitalize as they lost 10-5 to Kenton Ridge and 10-0 in five innings to Sycamore Mohawk at the Gahanna Lincoln Classic on Saturday.

“The kids played hard. We just ran into two good teams and two good pitchers,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

“We had bases loaded one and runners at second and third twice in the first game, and was had bases loaded twice and runners at second and third once in the second game. We got runners on, we just couldn’t get the big hit.”

The Lady Vikings had nine hits against Kentton Ridge led by Stephanie Brown who went 3-4 with a double and a home run. Hannan Maynard was 2-4.

In the loss to state power Sycamore Mohawk, Maynard was 2-2 with a pair of doubles as Symmes Valley (10-8) managed six hits.

The Lady Vikings visit Chesapeake on Tuesday.

First Game

Sym. Valley 001 301 0 = 5 9 2

Kenton Ridge 360 001 x = 10 13 4

Kaitlyn Payne, Stephanie Brown (3) and Tiara Hatfield. Mariyah Burkhart and Paige McCrary. W-Burkhart (K-5, BB-3). L-Payne (IP-1.2, K-0, BB-1). Brown (IP-4.1, K-2, BB-2). 2B-SV: Stephanie Brown, Kaitlyn Payne; KR: Holtz 2. 3B-KR: McCrary, Lopez. HR-SV: Stephanie Brown. Hitting-SV: Stephanie Brown 3-4, Kaitlyn Payne 1-3, Hannah Maynard 2-4, Chianne Hively 1-3, Breanna Morris 1-2, Kassidi Cox 1-1; KR: Learic Kinser 2-3, Paige McCrary 2-3, Mykel Holtz 3-4, Haley Dillon 3-3, Monika Foster 1-3, Courtney Lopez 1-3, Brittany Harting 1-4.

Second Game

Symmes Valley 000 00 = 0 6 3

Sycamore Mohawk 510 22 = 10 11 0

Stephanie Brown and Tiara Hatfield. Allison Price and Allison Osborn. W-Price (K-2, BB-4). L-Brown (K-0, BB-3). 2B-SV: Hannah Maynard 2; SM: Brooke Weinandy. Hitting-SV: Hannah Maynard 2-2, Kassidi Cox 1-1, Tiara Hatfield 1-3, Kaitlyn Payne 1-3, Stephanie Brown 1-3; SM: Sarah Runion 2-3, Cambria Kohlenberg 2-2, Allison Price 3-3, MacKenzie Sowers 1-3, Aubrey Ward 2-3, Brooke Weinandy 1-3.