Collins fires one-hitter as Ironton wins

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

One-hit wonders are singers who made one hit record and then were never heard from again.

Nick Collins was a one-hit wonder Tuesday, but chances are he'll be heard from for some time to come.

Collins pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11 batters as the Ironton Fighting Tigers beat the Coal Grove Hornets 3-1.

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"Collins threw the ball pretty well. He threw a lot of strikes and stayed ahead of the hitters," Ironton coach Mark Lewis said.

The only hit was a two-out single by Tommy Pemberton in the third inning.

Pemberton took the loss for the Hornets (1-1) although he pitched well himself. He gave up seven hits, struck out eight and walked three.

Derek Moore was 2-for-3 with a double. Kevin Williams doubled and walked twice.

The Fighting Tigers scored all their runs in the fourth inning.

Moore singled, stole second and third and scored on Parnell's base hit. Parnell stole second and came home on a hit by Collins. Two Coal Grove errors allowed the final run to score.

Coal Grove got its lone run in the sixth.

Pemberton singled, stole second, went to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.

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Tommy Pemberton and Matt Winters. Nick Collins and Greg Mountain. W-Collins 1-0 (11-K, 2-W, 1-ER). L-Pemberton 0-1 (8-K, 3-W). 2B-Ironton: Kevin Williams, Derek Moore. Sac-Ironton: Josh Sands. SB-CG: Pemberton; Ironton: Kevin Williams 2, Derek Moore 2, Jeff Parnell, Jameson McKnight, Chris Collins 2. Hitting-CG: Tommy Pemberton 1-2; Ironton: Kevin Williams 1-2, Derek Moore 2-3, Jeff Parnell 1-3, Nick Collins 1-2, Jameson McKnight 1-1.