Vikings pound out 30 hits en route to two non-league wins

Teays Valley rolled to its second and third run-rule wins of the season in Saturday in the Groveport Invitational, routing Division III state power Cardington-Lincoln 14-0 in six innings and creaming Springfield Northeastern 19-0 in five innings.

The Vikings amassed 30 hits in the two victories and committed just one error defensively on another windy Saturday on the diamond.

Michelle Brumfield led off the opener against Cardington-Lincoln being hit by a pitch, stole second and scored when Morgan Cantrell smacked a 3-2 pitch to center for a double.

Cantrell advanced to third on a ground out to first by Alyvia Lawrentz and scored on a single to right courtesy of Reagan Mengerink.

Teays Valley’s Reagan Mengerink, seen here earlier this week against Logan Elm, had five hits, drove in six runs and scored five times in a doubleheader on Saturday against Cardington-Lincoln and Springfield Northeastern.

The Vikings made it 3-0 in the second when Aimee DeWeese doubled to center, took third on an errant throw and later scored on another error.

Cantrell led off the third with a solo shot over the center field fence to give the Vikings a 4-0 advantage.

Teays Valley went on to score twice in the fourth, again in the fifth and seven runs in the sixth to complete the run-rule win.

Cantrell led the Vikings by going a perfect 4-for-4, doubling twice and smacking a solo homer, to go with two RBI and three runs scored, Alyssa Brown went 2-for-3, including a two-run homer and double, with two RBI and two runs scored and DeWeese turned in a 3-for-4 day with an RBI and two runs scored.

Lawrence worked four innings, allowed three hits and struck out eight to earn the win and Isabel Sayre tossed the final two frames and struck out a batter.

Brumfield opened the second game also being hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on an error to give the Vikings the early advantage.

Following a popout, Mengerink doubled to left and drove in Cantrell and eventually scored on a pair of wild pitches. Brown then walked, advanced to second on a throw and scored on a single to center off the bat of Micah Mann to make it 4-0 Vikings.

Lawrentz singled to center with two outs in the second, advanced to second on a throwing error and to third on a wild pitch. She then scored on a double to left courtesy of Mengerink.

Brown then chased home Mengerink to put the Vikings ahead 6-0 on a single to center.

Mengerink had the quartets running wild, doubling four times as part of a perfect 4-for-4 capper to a chilly Saturday that included four RBI and four runs scored. Sydney Manring also turned in a 4-for-4 scoresheet, including a two-run homer and double, three RBI and two runs scored. Kenzie Carte, Mann, Lawrentz and Carte chipped in two hits apiece, with Mann driving in three runs, Lawrentz scoring three times and Cantrell scoring twice.

Sayre allowed a hit and struck out three in two innings of work and Manring tossed the final three frames, allowing a hit, a walk and struck out four.

The Vikings (4-0) resume Mid-State League Buckeye Division play on Monday when they host Amanda-Clearcreek in their home opener.

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