Kouns’ no-hitter keys Vikings’ win

Published 2:55 am Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jim Walker



AID — There was a reason Jonathon Kouns threw a five-inning no-hitter. The Symmes Valley Vikings had all the hits.

The Vikings banged out 16 hits to back the pitching of Kouns in a 17-1 win over the St. Joseph Flyers Wednesday.

Kouns struck out two and walked six to get the win.

“Kouns threw pretty well. He had some control issues at times, but our defense turned some double plays and Meadows threw a couple of kids out stealing. It was a good effort all-around,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.

After taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the Vikings had six hits in the second inning as they scored six runs. Jacob Easthom’s two-run singled keyed the uprising.

Symmes Valley (16-2) came back with eight runs in the third inning to make it 16-0.

Jacob Klaiber belted a two-run triple in the rally.

Symmes Valley plays at Portsmouth Notre Dame Thursday.

St. Joseph 100 00 = 1 0 4

Sym. Valley 268 1x = 17 16 2

Tre Neal, Brad Rist (2), Peyton Adkins (4) and Joey Bush. Jonathon Kouns and Cameron Meadows. W-Kouns (K-2, BB-6). L-Neal. Hitting-SV: Seth Jarrell 3-4 2B, Jacob Klaiber 2-3 3B, Tanner Mays 2-3, Jacob Easthom 2-2, Cameron Meadows 2-2, Jonathon Kouns 1-3, Trent Thompson 1-3, Chayden Renfroe 1-1, Lane Wilson 2-2. 2B-SV: Seth Jarrell. 3B-SV: Jacob Klaiber.