LARNED — A long road trip didn’t result in any victories for the Smoky Valley softball team on Thursday.
The Vikings journeyed to Larned, losing 8-5 and 8-1 verdicts. Smoky Valley is now 5-9 both in league play and overall. It hosts Hesston on Monday in a make-up doubleheader.
The Vikings didn’t get off to a good start as Larned scored six first-inning runs in Game 1 — five of them unearned — and made them stand up. Smoky Valley scored all its runs in the fifth inning.
Keni Campbell pitched well, but took the loss.
Larned scored early and often in Game 2 as well, putting up 3-spots in both the first and second innings. Jordan Otto took the loss and the Vikings struggled offensively with just one hit.