Vikings run-rule Lions in six innings

Ben France threw a two-hitter on Tuesday in leading Teays Valley to a 10-0 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over host Liberty Union in six innings.

France hit a batter and struck out 10 in his 77-pitch outing, 57 of which were strikes.

Teays Valley jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second.

Ivan Smith led off the frame by lining a double to left, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Matt Farmer lined a single to right.

Hayden Wells and Jeremiah Fabbro connected on back-to-back singles two outs later that allowed Hamilton and Brody Mann, who reached earlier on a bunt single, to score.

Smith added to the lead an inning later when he clubbed a 1-2 offering over the left field fence for a two-run homer that also scored Landen McFarland, who earlier led off the frame with a single to left.

Teays Valley’s Ivan Smith smacked a two-run homer as part of a perfect 3-for-3 performance with two RBI and three runs scored on Tuesday in a 10-0 run-rule win over Liberty Union. File photo by Brad Morris/

Smith turned in a perfect 3-for-3 ledger with two RBI and three runs scored, Fabbro turned in a 3-for-4 evening with an RBI and run scored, Farmer clubbed a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-3 effort that included three RBI and a run scored, Wells and McFarland each went 2-for-3, drove in a run and scored.

The Vikings (10-4, 7-2) continue league play on Wednesday when they host Fairfield Union.

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