SV wins tourney crown
AID — The score suggests it was all about the offense. Not so, says Symmes Valley coach Chad Renfroe.
While the offense did generate 13 hits in an 18-1 five-inning rout of the Waterford Wildcats, the defense was a key as the Vikings won the Div. IV sectional title.
“We played really well. We didn’t have any errors and we made some nice plays. (Dylan) McFann made a real nice play at third base. And we hit the ball pretty well,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.
Mitch Corn pitched a two-hitter to get the win. He struck out six and walked five.
Seth Jarrell went 3-3 and Jacob Easthom 2-2 with a double to lead the Vikings’ offense. D.J. Miller and Dylan McFann were 2-3 and Alec Herrell was 2-4.
Symmes Valley (18-4) took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Miller, Herrell and Jarrell singled to load the bases and Easthom had an RBI hit. Dylan Pelletier tripled to score two more runs.
The lead went to 6-0 in the third.
Herrell singled, stole second and scored on Jarrell’s hit. Easthom doubled home a run and McFann singled in the final run.
The Vikings erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning to settle the issue. They took advantage of eight walks and a two-run double by McFann, a double by Tanner Mays and singles by Herrell and Jarrell against four different pitchers.
The Vikings now play Lucasville Valley at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in the district semifinals at Chillicothe’s Veterans’ Stadium.
Waterford 100 00 = 1 2 2
Sym. Valley 303 (12)x = 18 13 0
Josh Schaad and Brian Moore. Mitch Corn and Alec Herrell. W-Corn (K-6, BB-5). L-Schaad. 2B-Waterford: Brian Moore; SV: Tanner Mays, Dylan McFann. 3B’SV: Dylan Pelletier. Hitting-Waterford: Devon Patterson 1-3, Brian Moore 1-2; SV: D.J. Miller 2-3, Alec Herrell 2-4, Seth Jarrell 3-3, Tanner Mays 1-4, Jacob Easthom 2-2, Dylan Pelletier 1-2, Dylan McFann 2-3.