Lady Vikings turn in strong performance against tough teams

Published 12:29 am Friday, April 5, 2024

By Jim Walker

PIGEON FORGE, TN — It was all good, except for a couple tough losses.

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The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings played in the Cal Ripken Jr. Experience this week and posted a 2-2 record the first 2 days.

“We played some good teams and we played some good ball,” said Lady Vikings coach Jeff “Odie” Estep. “We hit the ball well and we had some good pitching, but we had some breakdowns that hurt us. We learned a lot playing these teams.”

The Lady Vikings opened the showcase with a 7-1 win on Monday over the Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats behind the pitching of Brenna Tibbs who fired a 3-hitter.

Tibbs struck out 14, walked 2 and the only run was unearned.

The offense was led by Ally Hawk who was 2-for-3 with 2 inside-the-park home runs and 4 runs batted in.

Tibbs gave the Lady Vikings a 1-0 lead in the first inning with her own inside-the-park home run. Hawk had a 2-run homer in the second and fourth innings.

Kaycee Thompson was 2-3 with a double, Marley Ferguson 1-3 with a triple, Desiree Simpson was 1-3 and Tibbs 1-3.

Lynn Camp is now 7-3.

In their second game, the Madison Southern Lady Eagles (7-7) used a 2-run homer by Lexie Keener in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Lady Vikings 12-10.

The Lady Vikings outhit Madison 16-11 but 7 walks and 4 errors.

Tibbs was 4-5 and Addi Ridenour 3-5 with a triple and 2 RBI for Symmes Valley. Savannah Mart was 2-5 with a double and a triple, Autumn Justice and Simpson each went 2-4 with a double, Hawks 2-4 with a triple, Natalie Simpson 1-3 and Ferguson was 1-3 with a triple.

Tuesday’s first game was a pitcher’s duel between the Lady Vikings Savannah Mart and the Lady Hawks Chloe Hannah as Symmes Valley won 1-0.

Mart struck out 11, did not walk a batter as she allowed the Lady Hawks (9-5) just one hit.

The Lady Vikings (5-4) scored the game’s only run in the fifth inning when Ally Haydon reached on a two-out error and scored on a triple by Autumn Justice.

In the second game on Tuesday, the Livingston Lady Cardinals (10-1) rallied late to edge the Lady Vikings 9-6.

Ferguson was 3-4 with a double to pace Symmes Valley. Autumn Justice was 1-3 with a double, Ally Haydon was 1-2, Thompson and Hawk each went 1-3 and Addi Ridenour was 1-4.

Lynn Camp 000 001 0 = 1 3 4

Sym. Valley 130 201 x = 7 8 2

Jorja Carnes and Cambrée Prewitt. W-Tibbs (IP-7.0, H-3, R-1, ER-0, K-14, BB-2). L-Carnes (IP-6.0, H-8, R-7, ER-4, K-2, BB-0). Hitting-Lynn Camp: Allison Messer 2-3, Lily Henize 1-3; Symmes Valley: Ally Hawk 2-3 2-HR 4-RBI, Kaycee Thompson 2-3 2B, Marley Ferguson 1-3 3B, Desiree Simpson 1-3, Brenna Tibbs 1-3 HR.


Sym. Valley 212 001 4 = 10 16 4

Madison So. 003 510 3 = 12 11 4

Savannah Mart, Brenna Tibbs (4) and Kaycee Thompson. Bell Struck and Lexie Keener. W-Struck (IP-7.0, H-16, R-12, ER-8, K-1, BB-0). L-Tibbs (IP-3.2, H-5, R-3, ER-1, K-5, BB-5). Mart (IP-3.1, H-6, R-9, ER-5, K-2, BB-2). Hitting-Symmes Valley: Brenna Tibbs 4-5, Addi Ridenour 3-5 3B 2-RBI, Savannah Mart 2-5 3B 2B, Desiree Simpson 2-4 2B, Autumn Justice 2-4 2B, Addy Hawk 2-4 3B, Natalie Simpson 1-3, Marley Ferguson 1-3 3B; Madison Southern: Ashian Estep 3-5, Anna Kate Cress 3-5 2B 3B, Chloe Rison 2-3, Taylor Reeves 1-2 HR, Lexie Keener 1-2 HR.


Pike Central 000 000 0 = 0 1 1

Sym. Valley 000 010 x = 1 4 0

Chloe Hannah and Jaycie Stanley. Savanna Mart and Kaycee Thompson. W-Mart (IP-7.0, H-1, R-0, K-11, BB-0). L-Hannah (IP-6.0, H-8, R-1, ER-0, K-9, BB-2).


Livingston 111 004 2 = 9 9 3

Sym. Valley 000 600 0 = 6 9 1

Addison Tramble and Emerson Ramage. Brenna Tibbs, Savannah Mart (6) and Kaycee Thompson. W-Tramble (IP-7.0, H-9, R-6, ER-5, K-8, BB-2). L-Tibbs (IP-5.2, H-7, R-7, ER-4, K-6, BB-5). Mart (IP-1.1, H-2, R-2, ER-1, K-2, BB-0). Hitting-Livingston: Victoria Joiner 2-5, Irelynn Burns 1-3 HR, Emerson Ramage 2-3 2B HR, Neveah Jennings 2-4 3B, Hadley Hargrove 1-4, Addison Tramble 1-4; Symmes Valley: Savannah Mart 1-4, Marley Ferguson 3-4 2B, Addi Ridenour 1-4, Kaycee Thompson 1-3, Addy Hawk 1-3, Ally Haydon 1-2, Autumn Justice 1-3 2B.