NOW 13-2 ON SEASON, 24 RUNS, 25 HITS

By William

HESSTON – Scoring in 10 of 11 innings played over two games, the Smoky Valley softball team went on the road Friday and hammered Hesston twice, 11-0 and 13-2, to earn a doubleheader sweep and raise their season record to 13-2.

In GAME ONE, the Lady Vikings put a run on the board in each of the first three innings before pushing four across in the fourth and added four more in the fifth and sixth innings to earn the 11-0 shutout win.

Karee Adam once again went the distance and gave up just two hits while striking out 10 to earn the win, giving her a 9-0 record for the season.

Kerington Haxton had three hits and two runs batted in to help lead the offensive attack while Karee Adam, Maliyah Koster and Catherine Odell each had two hits with all three hitting for a double. Madi Tolle had just one hit, but it was for a two-run home run.

Scoring four runs in the first, three in the second and two in the third, the Lady Vikings never gave Hesston an opportunity in GAME TWO, except for the Lady Swathers two runs in the second. Smoky Valley finalized the hammering with four more runs in the fifth to gain the final 13-2 victory.

Abby Hipp earned the win on the mound for the Lady Vikings, while Haxton had her second three hit game on the day while also knocking in three runs and stealing three bases.

Olivia Morgan, Odell, Tolle and Koster all had two hits with Tolle smacking out a pair of doubles while scoring three times. Koster hit for a double and a triple while knocking in three runs while both Odell and Morgan also each scored three times.

The Lady Vikings are now 11-2 in Central Kansas League games. They return to the diamond on Tuesday to complete a game with Lyons that was suspended due to weather.

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS at Hesston

GAME 1 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E         

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

Hesston                     0          0          0          0          0          0          X          0          2            4

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS PITCHING =

  • Karee Adam pitched, struck out 10 and earned the win, now 9-0 for the season.
  • Claire Broxterman was the catcher.

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS HITTING HIGHLIGHTS =

  • Catherine Odell = 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 1 double.
  • Madi Tolle = 2 runs scored, 2 runs batted in, 1 home run.
  • Maliyah Koster = 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 1 double.
  • Karee Adam = 2 hits, 1 double.
  • Kerington Haxton = 3 hits, 2 runs batted in.

GAME 2 =

Scoring                      1          2          3          4          5          6          7          R         H            E

LADY VIKINGS          4          3          2          0          4          X          X          13       14            1

Hesston                     0          2          0          0          0          X          X          2          3            6

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKING PITCHING =

  • Abby Hipp pitched, earned the win, and is now 3-1 for the season.
  • Claire Broxterman was the catcher.

SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKINGS HITTING HIGHLIGHTS =

  • Catherine Odell = 2 hits, 3 runs scored.
  • Olivia Morgan = 2 hits, 3 runs scored.
  • Madi Tolle = 2 hits, 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 runs batted in.
  • Claire Broxterman = 2 runs batted in.
  • Maliyah Koster = 2 hits, 2 runs scored, 3 runs batted in, 1 double, 1 triple.
  • Kerington Haxton = 3 hits, 3 runs batted in, 3 stolen bases.