Lady Vikings keep rollin’ in win over Lady Indians

Published 12:01 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

By Jim Walker

LATHAM — In the Rawhide TV show theme song, they sang “keep them doggies rollin’ Rawhide.”

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In the case of the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings, the doggies are actually runs and they come from hitting the leather hide of a softball.

And the Lady Vikings kept them runs rollin’ as they beat the Western Lady Indians 15-1 in a run rule Southern Ohio Conference game on Thursday.

“We started a little slow but once we got rolling we just kept on rolling,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

Symmes Valley is now 12-9 on the season and ends third in SOC play at 8-4.

The offensive trail boss was Kayley Maynard who went 2-2 with a triple and a home run to lead a 15-hit attack.

Jordie Ellison was 3-4, Emma Ridenour and Desiree Simpson each 2-3 with 2 RBI, Hannah Wiseman was 1-2 with 2 RBI, Kylie Thompson was 1-4 with a triple and RBI, Lauren Wells 1-3, Jocelyn Carpenter 1-4, and Hailee Becket and Kylie Jenkins each went 1-2.

The game was scoreless until the third inning when the Lady Vikings scored 9 runs.

Maynard led off with a home run and Thompson followed with a triple.

Wells reached on an error for a run, Simpson walked, Carpenter singled for a run, Ridenour singled home 2 runs and Ellison singled to load the bases.

Lily Schneider hit into a fielder’s choice for a run, Jenkins singled for a run and Maynard got her second hit of the inning as she tripled to drive in a run. Thompson hit a sacrifice fly to end the scoring.

Symmes Valley came back with 4 more runs in the fourth for a 13-0 lead.

Simpson led off with a single, Carpenter reached on an error, Ridenour walked to load the bases and Simpson scored on a passed ball. Ellison singled for an RBI and Wiseman singled home 2 runs.

Western got a run in the bottom of the inning but the Lady Vikings got 2 runs to lead 15-1.

Simpson singled with one out and Ridenour singled with 2 outs. Ellison then delivered a 2-run single.

Thompson picked up the win as she went 5 innings allowing only 2 hits. She struck out 5, walked one and the only run was unearned.

Kenzi Ferneau was 1-2 with a double and Morgan Whitley 1-2 for Western (2-16, 1-10).

Symmes Valley will now play Manchester at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the district semifinals at the University of Rio Grande.

Sym. Valley 009 42 = 15 15 3

Western   000 10 = 1 2 3

Kylie Thompson and Jocelyn Carpenter. Lauren Ware and Bailey Elliott. W-Thompson (IP-5.0, H-2, R-1, ER-0, K-5, BB-1). L-Ware (IP-5.0, H-15, R-15, ER-11, K-1, BB-3). Hitting-SV: Jordie Ellison 3-4, Emma Ridenour 2-3 2-RBI, Desiree Simpson 2-3 2-RBI, Kayley Maynard 2-2 3B HR 2-RBI, Hailee Beckett 1-2, Kylie Jenkins 1-2, Hannah Wiseman 1-2 2-RBI, Jocelyn Carpenter 1-4, Lauren Wells 1-3, Kylie Thompson 1-4 3B RBI; WHS: Morgan Whitley 1-2, Kenzi Ferneau 1-2 2B.