By Staff

            HILLSBORO – The Smoky Valley softball team traveled to Hillsboro on Thursday and scored a split of a doubleheader as they scored an 11-4 win in game one before losing in the last couple of innings, 7-6 in the nightcap.

            In the first game, Karee Adam threw a complete game and evened her season record to 2-2 with the 11-4 win.

            While they did not score in the first inning, the Lady Vikings put one across in the second, two in the third, three in the fourth and four in the fifth giving then an unsurmountable lead.

            Tinley Scott pounded out three hits and scored twice with a pair of runs batted in while Rylie Tolle belted a home run and scored twice. Kayla Norberg also had three hits while both Campbell Gaskill and Jordyn Elseth each scored twice.

            After having a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the third, the Lady Vikings allowed Hillsboro to tie the game with three runs after which they added two more in the fifth to earn the final one-run, heartbreaking win over Smoky Valley in game two.

            Maggie Ryals began the game on the mound and recorded the loss while Karee Adam came on in relief in the sixth.

            Rylie Tolle had another strong game at the plate by hitting for a double among two hits and three runs batted in. Both Jordyn Elseth and Karee Adam both hammered out three hits and scored twice.

            Now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in Central Kansas League action, the Lady Vikings will be back on the diamond Tuesday, April 11 when they play host to Lyons.



Scoring: LADY VIKINGS > 0-1-2-3-4-1-0 = 11-10-1;  Hillsboro > 0-0-0-2-2-0-0 = 4-10-1.

LADY VIKING PITCHING > Karee Adam earned the win, now 2-2 for the season. Kayla Norberg was the catcher.

LADY VIKING OFFENSE > Tinley Scott – 3 hits, 2 runs scored, 2 runs batted in; Rylie Tolle – home run, 2 runs scored, 2 runs batted in; Campbell Gaskill – 2 hits, 2 runs scored; Kayla Norberg – 3 hits, 2 runs batted in; Jordyn Elseth – 2 runs scored, one run batted in.


Scoring: LADY VIKINGS > 3-1-1-1-0-0-0 = 6-10-2;  Hillsboro > 2-0-3-0-2-0-x = 7-13-2.

LADY VIKING PITCHING > Maggie Ryals took the loss, now 1-3 for the season with Karee Adam throwing one inning in relief. Kayla Norberg was the catcher.

LADY VIKINGS OFFENSE > Rylie Tolle – double, 2 hits, 3 runs batted in; Jordyn Elseth – 3 hits, 2 runs scored; Karee Adam – 3 hits, 2 runs scored; Campbell Gaskill – 1 hit, 1 run scored, stolen base.

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