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Vikings breeze by Western, 18-2

Jim Walker

AID — Finally the Symmes Valley Vikings are playing again.
After taking more than a week off due to a senior trip, the Vikings returned to action on Monday and routed the Western Indians 18-2 in a five-inning Southern Ohio Conference game.
Nick Klaiber, Devin Renfroe and Layken Gothard combined on a five-hitter for the Vikings.
Hunter Adams went 3-3 with two doubles to lead the offense.
The Vikings led 2-1 after the first inning and Adams had a two-run singled and Austin Mannon and Keifer Wilson added RBI singles in a five-run second to make it 7-1.
Symmes Valley blew the game open with 11 runs in the third inning as the used six walks, a hit batsman, three errors and a run-scoring single by Klaiber and an RBI double by Adams to highlight the uprising.
The Vikings visit Portsmouth Notre Dame on Wednesday.
Western 101 00 = 2 5 3
Sym. Valley 25(11) 0x = 18 6 1
Mosley and Tackett. Nick Klaiber, Devin Renfroe (3), Layken Gothard (5) and Derik Brace. W-Klaiber (IP-2.1, H-4, R-2, ER-1, K-3, BB-1). Renfroe (IP-1.1, H-1, K-2). Gothard (IP-0.1). L-Mosley. Hitting-LW: Arbena 1-3, Branscomb 2-3 2B, Beckett 1-1, Tackett 1-2 2B; SV: Nick Klaiber 1-2, Hunter Adams 3-3 2-2B, Austin Mannon 1-1, Keifer Wilson 1-3.