Symmes Valley routs Clay to finish unbeaten in SOC
AID — A good league season ended in perfection.
D.J. Miller went 3-4 with a double and an inside-the-park home run as Symmes Valley routed the Portsmouth Clay Panthers 15-2 on Thursday, enabling the league champion Vikings to finish 14-0 in the Southern Ohio Conference.
“It’s a nice accomplishment,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe of the perfect league record. “But we hit the ball well. D.J. Miller has had two really good games at the plate. He’s starting to hit the ball well.”
Lane Wilson was 2-3 with a double as the Vikings had 11 hits. Dylan McFann also had a double.
After a scoreless first inning, the Vikings scored five runs in the second inning as Miller and Mitch Corn had singles and McFann and Wilson doubled.
Symmes Valley scored six more runs in the third inning to make it 11-0 including Miller’s inside-the-park home run.
Miller had a two-run double to highlight a four-run fourth inning that created the mercy rule win.
Three Viking pitchers limited Clay to just two hits. McFann got the win as he went 1.2 innings allowing one hit, striking out two and not walking a batter.
The Vikings play at Oak Hill on Monday in a non-league game and host Waterford on Wednesday in the sectional tournament.
Ports. Clay 000 02 = 2 2 4
Sym. Valley 056 4x = 15 11 1
Gleason and Large. Tanner Mays, Dylan McFann (3), Trent Thompson (5) and Alec Herrell. W-McFann (IP-1.2, K-2, BB-0, H-1). Mays IP-2.1, K-7, BB-3, HBP-2, H-1. Thompson IP-1, H-0, K-2, BB-5. 2B-SV: D.J. Miller, Dylan McFann, Lane Wilson. HR-SV: D.J. Miller. Hitting-Clay: Phillips 1-3, Slone 1-2; SV: D.J. Miller 3-4, Alec Herrell 1-4, Seth Jarrell 1-3, Tanner Mays 1-3, Dylan McFann 1-2, Lane Wilson 2-3, Jacob Klaiber 1-2, Mitch Corn 1-1.