Vikings’ Mays no-hits New Boston in SOC

Published 10:37 pm Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jim Walker


AID — Tanner Mays wasn’t unhittable, but he was close.

Mays struck out 14 of the 15 outs as he pitched a no-hitter in the Symmes Valley Vikings’ 13-0 five-inning Southern Ohio Conference win on Friday.

“That was his first time out and I wanted to get him some work,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe. “He ended up throwing pretty well. He threw a lot of strikes and that’s what I was looking for from him.”

Mays helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the first inning for a 2-0 lead.

The Vikings got four runs in the second inning keyed by May’s two-run single.

Trent Thompson cracked a two-run double in the fourth and fifth innings as the lead grew to 12-0.

Mays finished 2-for-3 with the home run while Thompson was 2-4 with two doubles. Jacob Klaiber and Dillon McFann each went 1-2.

The Vikings parlayed their seven hits with six walks and four New Boston errors to produce the 13 runs.

Symmes Valley hosts Sciotoville East on Monday in an SOC game.

New Boston 000 00 = 0 0 4

Sym. Valley 244 21 = 13 7 0

Burks and Poole. Tanner Mays and Cameron Meadows. W-Mays (K-14, BB-1). L-Burks. Hitting—SV: Dillon McFann 1-2, Tanner Mays 2-3 HR, Jacob Klaiber 1-2, Trent Thompson 2-4 2-2B.