South Gallia stops Flyers, 10-9

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2003

MERCERVILLE -- The St. Joseph Flyers "stop and go" offense stopped short.

After taking the lead, the Flyers saw the South Gallia Rebels rally to take the lead. The Flyers started scoring again, but the rally stopped one run short as they lost 10-9 to the Rebels.

"We got the lead and couldn't keep the momentum going," Flyers coach Greg Bryant said. "Between the errors and walks, we gave them the game."

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St. Joseph took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

Jeremy Addis reached on an error, Danny Stack singled, Kyle Johnson walked, and Chris Laber doubled home two runs. An outfield error on the play scored Johnson.

The Rebels got a run in the third to make it 3-1, then erupted for nine runs in the fourth.

A missed third strike allowed the leadoff batter to reach. Four walks, three errors, a hit batsman and three hits followed.

The Flyers got a run back in the fifth inning to make it 10-4.

Kurt Jordan singled, Addis walked, Johnson was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Laber walked to force in the run.

St. Joseph tried to rally with five runs in the seventh.

Addis and Stack singled and Johnson tripled them home. Laber singled home Johnson, then stole second and third. Michael Walters walked, and a wild pickoff throw allowed Laber to score. Steve Moore followed with a base hit to score the final run.

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Kyle Johnson, Chris Laber (4) and Jeremy Addis. Workman and Lee. W-Workman. L-Johnson. 2B-St. Joseph: Chris Laber. 3B-St. Joseph: Kyle Johnson; SG: Lampier, Fulks. Hitting-St. Joseph: Danny Stack 2-3, Chris Laber 2-3, Kyle Johnson 1-2, Jeremy Addis 1-3, Joe O'Leary 1-4, Kurt Jordan 1-4, Steve Moore 1-4; South Gallia: Caldwell 1-1, Workman 1-4, Lampier 1-4, Clary 1-3, Fulks 1-1, Pelphrey 1-2.