Lady Vikings edge Clay; Lady Pointers pillage Raiders

Published 3:38 am Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jim Walker


AID — The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings work well together.

The Lady Vikings used a team effort on offense to supply Kaitlyn Payne with enough runs to beat the Portsmouth Clay Lady Panthers 4-2 Wednesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

Payne pitched a three-hitter for the win. She struck out seven and walked just one.

“Payne pitched a good ball game and we were able to execute on offense and take advantage of our scoring chances,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

Symmes Valley (2-1, 2-0) took a 1-0 lead in the third on a hit by Caitlin Carpenter, an error, a wild pitch and a dropped fly ball.

The lead went to 2-0 in the fourth when Tiara Hatfield singled, moved up on a passed ball and came home on Hannah Mays’ single.

The Lady Vikings got what proved to be the winning runs in the fifth.

Carpenter and Payne both singled. Two wild pitches scored one run and Hatfield hit a sacrifice fly to score the other run.

Carpenter, Payne and Mays all went 2-3 for the Lady Vikings.

Ports. Clay 000 000 2 = 2 3 4

Sym. Valley 001 120 x = 4 9 3

Gabby Hickman, Chandler Fowler (4) and Rachel Cooper. Kaitlyn Payne and Tiara Hatfield. W-Payne (K-7, BB-1). L-Hickman (K-4, BB-1). Fowler K-4, BB-0. Hitting-Clay: Jesscia Moore 1-3 2B, Lexie Gilliand 1-3, Alisha Shepherd 1-3; SV: Caitlin Carpenter 2-3, Kaitlyn Payne 2-3, Hannah Mays 2-3, Brenna Morris 1-3, Sierra Ross 1-3, Tiarra Hatfield 1-2.


South Point 11,

River Valley 0

BIDWELL — The South Point Lady Pointers gave an extra effort.

Kaitlyn Brown hurled an extra strong performance with a three-hitter and the Pointers had six extra base hits as they blanked the River Valley Lady Raiders 11-0 Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We hit the ball well tonight. Kaitlyn had another strong pitching performance. It was a team effort from both sides of the ball,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Tanner Heaberlin.

Andi Kleinman was 3-4 with two doubles, Haley Rawlins 2-3 with a double and a triple, Abbey Winkler 2-4 and Sylvia Griffith homered to lead the Lady Pointers (3-1, 2-0).

South Point went up 2-0 in the second. Griffith walked and Kleinman had an RBI double. Halie Powell reached on an error for a run and Bonnie Hileman singled in a run.

In the third, Hannah Carey doubled, Rawlins walked and Griffith had a sacrifice fly. Rawlins then scored on a double steal and it was 5-0.

Singles by Winkler and Rawlins produced a run in the fourth.

The Lady Pointers then scored five times in the fifth.

Brown walked, Winkler singled, Carey walked and a passed ball scored a run. Rawlins tripled in two runs and Griffith followed with a two-run homer.

South Point 032 15 = 11 9 1

River Valley 000 00 = 0 3 2

Kaitlyn Brown and Andi Kleinman. Bethany Gilbert and Libby Leach. W-Brown (K-6, BB-0). L-Gilbert (K-3, BB-7, HBP-1). Hitting-SP: Abbey Winkler 2-4, Hannah Carey 1-3, Haley Rawlins 2-3, Sylvia Griffith 1-3, Andi Kleinman 3-4, Kaitlyn Brown 1-2, Bonnie Hileman 1-2; RV: Chelsea Copley 1-3, Katie Mares 1-2, Alexis Hurt 1-2. 2B-SP: Hannah Carey, Haley Rawlins, Andi Kleinman 2. 3B-SP: Haley Rawlins. HR-SP: Sylvia Griffith.