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Redmen beat SV

Jim Walker



AID — The Rock Hill Redmen didn’t ask for any help, but they weren’t about to overlook a few little gifts.

Rock Hill (7-5) combined eight hits with seven walks and two errors to beat the Symmes Valley Vikings 8-1 on Friday.

Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe said his pitchers are walking too many batters.

“We’re playing pretty good defense and we hit the ball hard but right at them. We just have to throw strikes,” said Renfroe.

Brandon Schob was able to throw strikes as he walked only one in going the distance for the win. He struck out two and gave up seven hits.

Rock Hill jumped out to a 2-0 first inning lead.

Jake Blagg and Heath Carpenter walked, Sean McFann grounded out for a run and Schob singled in a run.

The lead went to 5-0 in the second.

Jaret Bacorn walked, Trae Crabtree reached on an error, Carpenter and McFann walked, Landon Smith hit into a fielder’s choice and Schob smacked a two-run single.

The Vikings got their run in the fourth. Cameron Meadows was safe on an error, Shawn Belville put down a sacrifice bunt, and Jase Patterson reached on an error as Meadows scored.

The Redmen got the run back in the sixth when Smith was hit by a pitch and Blagg and Carpenter followed with base hits.

The Redmen added two runs in the seventh.

Schob singled, Cody Lewis and Kaleb Kidd walked, and Crabrtree and Smith had RBI singles.

Schob went 4-4 while Blagg was 2-4.

Nick Klaiber was 2-3 for the Vikings.

On Monday, Symmes Valley hosts Portsmouth Notre Dame and Rock Hill entertains Coal Grove.

Rock Hill 230 001 2 = 8 8 2

Sym. Valley 000 100 0 = 1 7 2

Brandon Schob and Kaleb Kidd. Laykin Gothard, Cameron Meadows (7), Nick Klaiber (7) and Cameron Meadows, Jase Patterson (7), Cameron Meadows (7). W-Schob (K-2, BB-1). L-Gothard (IP-6, H-5, 6-R, ER-3, K-5, BB-5, HBP-1. Hitting-RH: Jake Blagg 2-4, Heath Carpenter 1-3, Brandon Schob 4-4, Trae Crabtree 1-4; SV: Cameron Meadows 1-3, Jase Patterson 1-3, Chayden Renfroe 1-3, Nick Klaiber 2-3, Blake Bowen 1-3, Derik Brace 1-2.