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Vikings roll by Western

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

AID — The Symmes Valley Vikings are proving that you have a chance if you get the bat on the ball.

The Vikings struck out just once and collected 12 hits as they routed the Latham Western Indians 12-0 in five innings Wednesday in a Southern Ohio Conference Division I game.

“We’ve been putting the ball in play and hitting the ball the last few games. We’re making better pitch selections when we swing,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.

Jacob Klaiber was 2-2 while Cameron Meadows, Lane Wilson and Jonathan Kouns all went 2-3 for the Vikings (10-2, 8-1).

Dillon McFann got the win with a two-hitter. He struck out 12, walked one and hit a batter.

The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and then scored five times in the second.

Meadows and Wilson singled and Kouns had a two-run single while two more runs scored on a couple of errors to highlight the rally.

In a six-run fourth, Klaiber, Tanner Mays, Wilson and McFann all singled in runs and two errors scored two more.

Symmes Valley visits Clay on Thursday.

Western 000 00 = 0 2 7

Sym. Valley 150 6x = 12 12 0

Hunter East and Benders. Dillon McFann and Cameron Meadows. W-McFann (K-12, BB-1, HBP-1). L-East (K-1, BB-0). Hitting-Western: Bailey Henderson 1-2, Hunter East 1-2; SV: Seth Jarrell 1-4, Jacob Klaiber 2-2, Tanner Mays 1-3, Dillon McFann 1-3, Jacob Easthom 1-3, Cameron Meadows 2-3, Lane Wilson 2-3, Jonathan Kouns 2-3. 2B-SV: Seth Jarrell.