Vikings roll past Western in SOC
AID — Putting a couple of big numbers together usually equals a big win.
The Symmes Valley Vikings combined 10 hits and 11 walks to generate a 15-0 five-inning Southern Ohio Conference win over the Western Indians on Monday.
Payton Hayes went 2-3 with a double and Jase Patterson was 3-4 to lead the Vikings’ offense. Cameron Meadows and Isaac McFann each had a double and Laykin Gothard had a triple.
Patterson singled home a run in the first for a 1-0 lead.
McFann had double, Shawn Belville reached on an error and Patterson had a two-run single to ignite an 8-run second.
Chayden Renfroe double home a run and Hayes followed with an RBI single.
Renfroe went the first three innings to get the win. He struck out three, gave up three hits and did not walk a batter.
On Tuesday, the Vikings managed just three hits and were guilty of six errors that led to only two earned runs in a 9-4 loss to the Fairland Dragons.
“We had our opportunity to win, we just couldn’t come up with a key hit,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.
Gothard, Hayes and Bowen all had hits for the Vikings who gave up four unearned runs in the seventh inning.
Fairland took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first but the Vikings made it 3-2 in the bottom of the inning when Gothard and Hayes singled and Patterson, Renfroe and Nick Klaiber all walked.
The Dragons got two runs in the second and it was 5-2. Symmes Valley then cut the deficit to 5-4 in the fourth.
Renfroe, Blake Bowen and Derek Brace all walked, Brock Carpenter was hit by a pitch for a run and a ground out scored Bowen.
Tyler George was 2-3 as Fairland had eight hits.
The Vikings host Western on Wednesday.
Sym. Valley 182 22 = 15 10 2
Western 000 00 = 0 3 6
Chayden Renfroe, Jase Patterson (4) and Cameron Meadows. J. Branscomb and Pelphrey. W-Renfroe (K-3, BB-0, H-3, HBP-1). Patterson (K-3, HBP-2). L-Branscomb. Hitting-SV: Laykin Gothard 1-5 3B, Payton Hayes 2-3 2B, Cameron Meadows 1-1 2B, Shawn Belville 1-4, Jase Patterson 3-4, Chayden Renfroe 1-4, Isaac McFann 1-3 2B; Western: Lykins 1-3, D. Branscomb 1-2, Hersman 1-1.
Fairland 320 000 4 = 9 8 0
Sym. Valley 200 200 0 = 4 3 6
Adkins, Dylan Raines (4), Seth Clay (5) and Eli Bowen. Laykin Gothard, Nick Klaiber (3) and Cameron Meadows. W-Raines. L-Klaiber (IP-5, H-5, K-1, BB-1, R-4, ER-0). Gothard (IP-2, H-2, K-1, BB-3 ). Hitting-FHS: Adkins 2-4, Tyler George 2-3, Collin Damron 1-4, Dairus Stapleton 1-4 2B, Seth Clay 1-2, Evan Burcham 1-4; SV: Laykin Gothard 1-3, Payton Hayes 1-4, Blake Bowen 1-2.