ADAM PITCHES 2ND WIN OF SEASON

By William

LINDSBORG – After scoring a come from behind, one-run win, 4-3, in game one on Thursday the Smoky Valley stumbled in game two with Pratt and lost their first game of the season 13-3 on the home field in Lindsborg.

The Lady Vikings are now 3-1 overall and 3-1 in Central Kansas League games.

In GAME ONE, Smoky Valley trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning when they tied the game up by pushing across three runs before Madi Tolle slammed a double in the bottom of the sixth to push across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth.

Tolle had an outstanding outing as she went 4-for-4 on the day and also hit a home run beyond the game winning double. Maliyah Koster also recorded a pair of hits for the day as the Lady Vikings had 11 hits overall.

Karee Adam went the distance on the mound and scored her second win of the season.

After gaining a 2-0 advantage in the first inning of GAME TWO, the Lady Vikings allowed Pratt to score three runs over the next two innings before the visitors poured across nine runs in the top of the fourth to score a big 13-3 win over Smoky Valley and hand the Lady Vikings their first loss of the season.

Allison Hipp took the mound to start the game before Karee Adam relieved her in the fourth as the duo gave 13 hits in the game. Hipp took the loss.

Catherine Odell was a highlight at the plate for the Lady Vikings as she smacked out a triple and scored a run.

Next up for the Lady Vikings will be a trip to Hillsboro on Tuesday, April 6.

GAME ONE = Pratt at SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS

SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E         

Pratt                           2          0          1          0          0          0          0          3          8            1

LADY VIKINGS         0          0          0          0          3          1          X          4          11            1

LADY VIKING PITCHING: Karee Adam pitched and earned credit for the win, now 2-0 for the season. Claire Broxterman was behind the plate.

LADY VIKING HITTING:

Madi Tolle went 4-4, had a game-winning double, hit a home run and knocked in two runs while scoring one run herself.

Ava Broxterman, Olivia Morgan and Maliyah Koster each scored a run while Koster also had a pair of hits.

GAME TWO = Pratt at SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS

SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         HR            E

Pratt                           0          1          2          9          1          X          X          13       13            2

LADY VIKINGS         2          0          0          1          0          X          X          3          6            4

LADY VIKING PITCHING: Allison Hipp started the game, Karee Adam pitched the fourth inning while Claire Broxterman was behind the plate. Hipp is now 1-1 for the season.

LADY VIKING HITTING:

Catherine Odell hit a triple and scored a run.

Olivia Morgan scored a run and knocked in a run.

Claire Broxterman knocked in a run as did Addie Heitschmidt.

Maliyah Koster scored a run.

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