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Vikes top Fairview

Jim Walker

AID — It’s always nice to win the first one.
The Symmes Valley Vikings got a good all-around effort as they beat the Fairview Eagles in their opener 7-2 on Monday.
“It’s always nice to get some of the jitters out. Some of these kids haven’t played for a while.,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.
“Our defense was good and we had a few hits and Gothard threw really well.”
Layken Gothard got the win as he struck out six, walked three and did not allow a hit. He was 2-for-2 at the plate as the Vikings had eight hits.
Nick Klaiber was 2-4 with two RBI and Derik Brace 1-4 with a double for the Vikings.
The Vikings Gothard walked, moved up on a fielder’s choice and Klaiber got an RBI single.
The lead went to 3-0 in the third.
Gothard singled, went to second on a ground out, stole third and scored on Hunter Adams double. Adams scored on Griffin Hill’s base hit.
A run scored in the fifth when Adams was hit by a pitch, stole second, took third on Austin Mannon’s sacrifice and then stole home.
The final three runs scored in the sixth.
Gothard walked, Brace doubled and Klaiber had an RBI single. Adams walked, a passed ball moved the runners up and Hill sacrifice fly. Mannon’s RBI single capped the rally.
The Vikings host Sciotoville East on Wednesday.
Fairview    000    000    2    =    2    3    2
Sym. Valley    102    013    x    =    7    8    1
Braeden Barker and Dylan Wamsley. Layken Gothard, Devin Renfroe (5) and Derik Brace. WP-Gothard (6-K, 3-BB, 0-H). Renfroe (2.1-IP, 1-K, 2-BB, 3-H). LP-Barker. Hitting-Fairview: Preston Ledford 1-4, Jaxon Manning 1-4, Bradon Wilburn 1-2; SV: Layken Gothard 2-2, Derik Brace 1-4 2B, Nick Klaiber 2-4, Hunter Adams 1-2, Griffin Hill 1-2, Austin Mannon 1-3.