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