Vikings rout Eastern in SOC, 21-0

Published 4:20 am Tuesday, April 23, 2024

By Jim Walker

BEAVER — It was hit and not be hit.

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The Symmes Valley Vikings banged out 20 hits while only allowing 2 hits in a 17-5 run rule win over the Beaver Eastern Eagles on Monday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

While Symmes Valley (5-4, 3-1) banged out 20 hits, they used 3 different pitchers who combined to limit Eastern to just 2 hits.

Mason Stevenson started and got the win as he went 3 innings giving p one hit, 4 runs of which only one was earned, with 3 strikeouts, 5 walks and 3 hit batters.

Braden Hankins worked 2 innings giving up one hit, an unearned run with 4 strikeouts and no walks. Tanner Thompson finished up with 2 strikeouts and a walk in one inning of work.

The offense had plenty of good performances including Luke Niece who was 3-4 with 2 doubles, Tanner Corn 2-3 with a triple and 2 RBI, Tanner Thompson 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Zander Hurn 3-4 with 4 RBI, Randy Adkins 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Stevenson 3-3 and 3 RBI, and Hankins 3-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Vikings play at South Gallia on Wednesday and at Whiteoak on Thursday.

Sym. Valley 013 535 = 17 20 3

Eastern     200 300 = 5 2 2

Mason Stevenson, Braden Hankins (4), Tanner Thompson (6) and Will Jones. C Smith, I Stidham (4), E Salmen (6) and C Haislop. W-Stevenson (IP-3.0, H-1, R-4, ER-1, K-3, BB-5, HBP-3). Hankins (IP-2.0, H-1, R-1, ER-0, K-4, BB-0). Thompson (IP-10, H-0, R-0, K-2, BB-1).  L-Smith (IP-3.1, H-7, R-9, ER-8, I-4, BB-5, HBP-2). Stidham (IP-2.0, H-12, R-8, ER-7, K-3, BB-2). Salmen (IP-0.2, H01, R-0, K-2, BB-2). Hitting-Symmes Valley: Luke Niece 3-4 2-2B, Will Jones 2-4 3B, Tanner Corn 2-3 3B 2-RBI, Tanner Thompson 2-4 2B 2-RBI, Zander Hurn 3-4 4-RBI, R Adkins 2-4 2B 2-RBI, Mason Stevenson 3-3 3-RBI, Braden Hankins 3-4 2B RBI; Beaver Eastern: D Morton 1-2 RBI, C Leist 1-2 3-RBI.