Lady Vikings split twinbill

Published 11:21 pm Saturday, May 2, 2015

Jim Walker


GAHANNA — Facing some tough teams was a challenge for the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings.

They didn’t do too bad with the challenge.

The Lady Vikings lost 12-1 to Division I Tippecanoe in the first game but rebounded to beat Circleville Logan Elm 8-4 in their second game at the Gahanna Classic on Saturday.

In the first game, Megan Rittenhouse pitched a five-hitter and the Lady Red Devils had 13 hits en route to the win.

Taylor Webb went 2-3 with a double and Brenna Morris was 2-2 for the Lady Vikings.

Symmes Valley (17-3) bounced back in the second game with an 8-4 win.

Autumn Keathley went 3-for-4 with a double and Sierra Ross 2-3 with a home run to lead the offense. Hannah Mays was 2-3 with a double while Tiara Hatfield and Morris each had a hit.

The Lady Vikings took a 4-1 lead in the first inning.

Kaitlyn Payne walked, Hatfield singled and Keathley had a two-run double. Ross singled and Mays spanked a two-run double.

The lead went to 7-1 in the third when Ross cranked a home run after a walk to Payne and Keathley’s base hit.

The Lady Braves to a run in the fourth and two in the sixth, but the Lady Vikings got a run back in the bottom of the sixth when Payne reached on an error, Hatfield walked and Keathley singled.

Symmes Valley visits Portsmouth Notre Dame on Monday.

First Game

Tippecanoe 530 004 = 12 13 1

Sym. Valley 100 000 = 1 5 5

Megan Rittenhouse and Lauren Goodall. Kaitlyn Payne and Tiara Hatfield. W-Rittenhouse (K-4, BB-1). L-Payne (K-3, BB-3). Hitting—Tipp: Megan Rittenhouse 2-3, Kaity Stocker 3-3, Lauren Goodall 3-4, Stephanie Kraska 2-4, Rachel Rusk 1-4, Maddie Gibler 1-4, Sierra Sutton 1-4; SV: Taylor Webb 2-3 2B, Brenna Morris 2-2, Kaitlyn Payne 1-3.

Second Game

Logan Elm 100 102 0 = 4 11 6

Sym. Valley 403 001 x = 8 9 3

Allie Wood and Destiny Alderman. Stephanie Brown and Tiara Hatfield. W-Brown (K-2, BB-1). L-Wood (K-1, BB-3). Hitting—LE: Maddy Conrad 2-4, Jenna Reeser 2-4, Mayci Marshall 2-3, Destiny Alderman 2-3, Rhianna Lucas 1-4, Haley Phillips 1-4, Alyssia Parsons 1-4; SV: Autumn Keathley 3-4 2B, Sierra Ross 2-3 HR rbi-3, Hannah Mays 2-3 2B, Brenna Morris 1-3, Tiara Hatfield 1-4.