Vikings shake off layoff to roll past East in SOC, 11-0

Published 11:06 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2022

By Jim Walker

AID — For the first 4 innings of the game, all was quiet.

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But when the Symmes Valley Vikings came up in the bottom of the fifth, their bats began to ring loud and clear as they scored 11 runs over 2 innings an blanked the Sciotoville East Tartans 11-0 in a Southern Ohio Conference game on Monday.

“We’ve been off a week with the school’s senior trip, so we were slow to get started. Once we got going we were fine,” said Vikings’ coach Chad Renfroe.

Symmes Valley (12-1, 10-0) snapped the scoreless tie with 6 runs in the fifth inning.

Levi Best singled, Caden Brammer reached on an error and Brayden Webb tripled them home.

Aiden Hieronimus walked, Tanner McComas singled, Luke Niece had a 2-run double and Logan Justice an RBI single.

The Vikings created the run rule win with 5 runs in the sixth inning.

Brammer singled, stole second and scored on Webb’s double. Levi Niece singled home Webb, stole second and scored on a hit by McComas. Luke Niece doubled and Ethan Patterson had a 2-run single.

McComas, Webb and Brammer combined on a 2-hitter. Webb got the win as he worked 2 innings, struck out 5, walked one, hit one batter and did not allow a hit.

McComas started and went 3 innings giving up 2 hits as he struck out 2 and walked 2. Brammer struck out all 3 batters he faced in the top of the sixth.

McComas led the Vikings as he went 4-4, Luke Niece 2-4 with 2 doubles and Webb 2-4 with a double and triple.

Brammer and Levi Niece were each 2-4, Patterson 1-2 and Justice 1-4.

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Landehn Pernell and Chris Escamillia. Tanner McComas, Brayden Webb (4), Caden Brammer (6) and Nick Strow. W-Webb (IP-2.0, H-0, R-0, K-5, BB-1, HBP-1). McComas (IP-3.0, H-2, R-0, K-2, BB-2). Brammer (IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, K-3, BB-0). Hitting-East: Ethan Rase 1-2 2B, Chris Escamillia 1-2; SV: Levi Best 1-4, Caden Brammer 2-4, Brayden Webb 2-4 2B 3B, Levi Niece 2-4, Tanner McComas 4-4, Luke Niece 2-4 2-2B, Ethan Patterson 1-2, Logan Justice 1-4.