Late rally gives SP 8-3 win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2001

PROCTORVILLE – The South Point Pointers like those late rallies.

Thursday, April 19, 2001

PROCTORVILLE – The South Point Pointers like those late rallies.

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It seems the Pointers like to wait until the late innings before they make their move, and Wednesday was no different as they scored five times in the seventh inning and downed the Fairland Dragons 8-3 in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

"I don’t know what it is with this team," Pointers coach Bob Lester said. "They just keep it close and then we make our move. Both teams played pretty well."

The game was tied 3-3 when the Pointers came up with the winning rally against Dragons ace Stuart Shepherd.

Nick Clay walked and Jarred Perdue tripled to break the tie, and Perdue scored on a passed ball.

Shane Holsinger and Justin Eaches walked, moved up on a wild pitch, and J. D. Sullivan doubled them home. Brandon Primm followed with a run-scoring double to cap the uprising.

South Point maintained a one-game lead in the OVC race with the win. The Pointers are 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the league. Coal Grove is second at 4-1.

Fairland is 7-4 on the season and may have fallen out of the title chase with their fourth league loss against three wins.

South Point took a 1-0 lead in the third when Clay hit a solo home run to open the inning.

The Dragons tied the game in the fourth when Toby Morrison singled, stole second, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on Chris Hardy’s ground out.

But the Pointers went back in front 2-1 in the fifth when Perdue reached on an error, stole second, took third on a throwing error, and then stole home on a botched suicide squeeze play.

The lead went to 3-1 with a run in the top the sixth as Jamie Douglas doubled and Sullivan singled.

The Dragons tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

Shepherd singled, went to second on a passed ball, and came home when Hardy singled. Hardy stole second, then came around to score on a pair of passed balls.

Pointers starter Brian Cremeans worked out of the game and picked up the win. He struck out 14 and walked four as he tossed a five-hitter.

Josh Dunfee started the game for Fairland but was not involved in the decision. Dunfee fanned 12 and walked two.

Sullivan was 2-for-4 to lead the Pointers. Morrison was 2-for-3 to top Fairland.

The Pointers hosts Coal Grove on Monday. Fairland entertains Coal Grove on Friday.