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Lady Vikings split with Pt. Pleasant

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PT. PLEASANT, W.Va. — In this case, the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings were OK with going 1-for-2.
After losing the first game 9-1, the Lady Vikings bounced back with a 7-3 win in the nightcap against the Pt. Pleasant Lady Knights.
“I was glad we ended the day on a winning note. The kids handled themselves well under pressure,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep. “We needed to get outside and play.”
Taylor Webb belted a solo home run to right field in the first for a 1-0 lead.
Pt. Pleasant tied the game in the third and scored twice in the fourth to lead 3-1.
But the Lady Vikings put together a six-run rally in the sixth.
Rachael Hayes, Webb, Kara Saunders, Emily Estep and Morgan Jenkins all singled to put the Lady Vikings up 3-1.
Ericca Ross walked to force in a run before the next two batters were retired. But Sarah Kingery clutched up with a three-run triple and the Lady Vikings had a 7-3 lead.
Kingery blanked Pt. Pleasant the final two innings to get the win. She struck out five and walked won in going the distance.
Webb, Saunders, Estep and Jenkins all went 2-4 while Ross, Hayes and Kingery were 1-2.
Pt. Pleasant won the first game 9-1 in five innings by collecting 15 hits.
The Lady Vikings got their only run of the game in the fifth when Webb doubled and Saunders singled with two outs.
Webb was 2-3 with a double, Saunders 2-3, Kingery 1-2 and Jenkins and Estep each 1-1 as the Lady Vikings had seven hits.
Symmes Valley hosts Portsmouth Notre Dame on Monday and visits Sciotoville East on Tuesday.
First Game
Sym. Valley        000    01    =    1    7    2
Pt. Pleasant        202    14    =    9    15    2
Kara Saunders and Ericca Ross. Leah Cochran and Tanner. King. W-Cochran (7-K, 1-BB). L-Saunders. Hitting-SV: Sarah Kingery 1-2, Taylor Webb 2-3 2B, Kara Saunders 2-3, Morgan Jenkins 1-1, Emily Estep 1-1; PP: Peyton Jordan 3-4, Kelsie Byus 2-4 2-2B, Tanner King 3-4, Leah Cochran 3-4 2-2B, Keaton 2-3, Smith 1-3, Izzy King 1-3.
Second Game
Sym. Valley    100    006    0    =    7    11    1
Pt. Pleasant    001    200    0    =    3    11    4
Sarah Kingery and Ericca Ross. Peyton Jordan, Leah Cochran (6) and Tanner King. W-Kingery (5-K, 1-BB). L-Jordan (2-K, 0-BB, 1-HBP). Cochran 3-K. Hitting-SV: Taylor Webb 2-4 HR, Kara Saunders 2-4, Emily Estep 2-4, Morgan Jenkins 2-4, Ericca Ross 1-2, Rachael Hayes 1-2, Sarah Kingery 1-2 3B; PP:  Peyton Jordan 2-4, S. Jenkins 2-4, Smith 2-3, Grimm 1-4, Madilyn Keefer 1-3, Leah Cochran 1-4, Tanner King 1-3 HR, Kelsie Byus 1-4.