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Pointers win Paintsville tournament

PAINTSVILLE - The South Point Pointers weren't a very nice guest, but they don't mind being rude when it comes to winning.

The Pointers claimed the Paintsville Classic Tournament championship Saturday by beating the host Paintsville Tigers 6-2 Saturday.

"It was a well-played game," Pointers coach Dave Adams said. "Justin Smith pitched well and Dale Kinney did a nice job."

Smith and Kinney combined to limit Paintsville to four hits. Smith went the first six innings to get the win while Kinney notched the save.

Kinney went 3-for-4 to lead the offense. Andy Ray was 2-3.

Ray singled in a run in the fith inning.

After Paintsville took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning, Ray singled home the tying run with an infield hit in the seventh inning.

In an additional game Saturday, the Pointers whipped Whitesburg 8-2.

Anthony Ross got the win and Chase McWhorter the save.

South Point collected 10 hits with Tyler Wells going 3-for-4 and Corey Smoot and Ross 2-4.

South Point beat Whitesburg 6-2 in the first game Friday and Breathitt County 16-4 in the second game.

The Pointers, now 10-4 on the season, travels to Spring Valley, W.Va., Tuesday.

Paintsville Classic

Saturday' s Championship Game

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Justin Smith, Dale Kinney (7) and Dale Kinney, Rocky Roe (7). LP-Hess. Hitting-South Point: Kinney 3-4 Andy Ray 2-3.


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Anthony Ross, Chase McWhorter (5) and Rocky Roe. Cook and Fugate. W-Ross. L-Cook. Save-McWhorter. Hitting-South Point: Corey Smoot 2-4, Anthony Ross 2-4, Tyler Wells 3-4; Whitesburg: M. Cook 2-3.