South Gallia knocks St. Joseph out of tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 12, 2004

MERCERVILLE - The second season ended too quickly.

The South Gallia Rebels knocked the St. Joseph Flyers out of the postseason with a 9-3 opening round win Monday in the Division IV sectional tournament.

"We weren't ready to play," Flyers coach Greg Bryant said. "This is a young team and we need to be more focused."

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After South Gallia took a 1-0 in the first inning, the Flyers came back to tie the game in the top of the second inning.

Ryan Waginger was hit by a pitch, Alex Swarts singled, Joe O'Leary hit into a fielder's choice, and Ryan Schwab had an RBI single.

But the Rebels came back to score four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a lead they would never relinquish.

South Gallia got two more runs in the fourth inning to make it 7-1.

The Flyers got a run in the fifth when Jordan walked, stole second, took third on a throwing error, and came home on a hit by Cory Lewis.

The Rebels added two more runs in the sixth inning before St. Joseph got its final run in the seventh.

Aaron Whaley was hit by a pitch, Lewis hit into a fielder's choice, Jeremy Addis was safe on an error, and Swarts had a run-scoring single.

St. Joseph, 2-15, plays at Raceland, Ky., Tuesday.

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Ryan Waginger, Kurt Jordan (4) and Jeremy Addis, Cory Lewis (5). Pelfrey and Wright. W-Pelfrey (6-K, 6-W). L-Waginger (2-K, 1-W). Jordan 4-K, 1-W. 2B-St. Joseph: Alex Swarts; SG: Combs. Hitting-St. Joseph: Alex Swarts 4-4, Ryan Schwab 1-2, Cory Lewis 1-4; South Gallia: Wright 3-4, Caldwell 2-4.