Fighting Tigers struggle in loss to Jackson

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005


This one was so ugly that not even Marty Feldman would have asked them for a date.

The Ironton Fighting Tigers had just three hits and committed seven errors in a 10-0 loss to the Jackson Ironmen Friday.

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"We just didn't play well," Ironton coach Mark Lewis said. "We didn't hit the ball and when you don't hit you aren't going to score. We've got a long way to go."

Jackson (5-2) used two errors and hits by Ben Jordan and Brenton Wayland produced a 2-0 lead.

A single by Tyrus Coyan and an error helped Jackson score a run in the third inning

The lead went to 6-0 in the fourth inning when Wayland doubled, Wes Skaggs singled, Bruce Smith hit a sacrifice fly, Patrick Carl reached on a fielder's choice, Grant Arthur singled, and Jared Humphrey tripled.

An error, two walks, a hit batsman and two wild pitches gave Jackson two more runs in the fifth inning.

Two errors, a hit batsman, a wild pitch, and a single by Smith with the bases loaded made it 10-0 and ended the game with two outs in the sixth inning.

Troy Allen, Greg Linn and Chris Rakes had the three hits for Ironton (2-4).



Dennis Gagai, Greg Linn (5) and Dustin Preston. Derrick Carl and Ben Jordan. W-Carl (3-K, 0-W). L-Gagai (6-R, 3-ER, 7-H, 1-K, 0-W). Linn (4-R, 1-ER, 1-H, 2-K, 3-W). WP-Linn 3. HBP-by Linn (Wayland, Smith). 2B-Ironton: Greg Linn; Jackson: Brenton Wayland. 3B-Jackson: Jared Humphrey. SF-Jackson: Bruce Smith. Hitting-Ironton: Troy Allen 1-3, Greg Linn 1-1, Chris Rakes 1-2; Jackson: Jared Humphrey 1-4, Tyrus Coyan 1-3, Ben Jordan 1-3, Brenton Wayland 2-3, Wes Skaggs 1-2, Bruce Smith 1-2, Grant Arthur 1-3.