Waginger shuts down New Boston as Flyers win

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

NEW BOSTON - Ryan Waginger started slow but finished strong, and as a result the Ironton St. Joseph Flyers finished on top.

Waginger pitched a 7-hitter and Joe O'Leary had a game-wining base hit as the Flyers beat the New Boston Tigers 6-4 Tuesday for their first win of the season.

After giving up two runs in the first inning, Waginger settled down to strike out six and retired the last nine batters he faced in going the distance.

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"Ryan Waginger pitched pretty good," Flyers coach Greg Bryant said. "He pitched ahead of the count and that was the difference."

The Flyers went up 1-0 in the top of the first inning.

Kurt Jordan was safe on an error, stole second, went to third when Corey Lewis was safe on an error, and came home when Jeremy Addis singled.

The Flyers got two runs in the third to go up 3-2.

Jordan was hit by a pitch, Waginger hit into a fielder's choice, Addis walked, Alex Swarts singled and O'Leary was safe on an error.

New Boston tied the game with a run in the bottom of the third inning and each team scored a run in the fifth inning.

The Flyers got their run in the fifth when Addis doubled and scored on O'Leary's ground out.

St. Joseph pushed across the two winning runs in the seventh inning.

Waginger, Lewis and Addis all singled to load the bases and O'Leary delivered a one-out, two-run single.

Waginger and Addis each went 2-for-4 as the Flyers collected eight hits.

St. Joseph plays at South Gallia Thursday at 5 p.m.

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Ryan Waginger and Jeremy Addis. Howell and Dunkin. W-Waginger (6-K, 4-W). L-Howe (6-K, 1-W). 2B-St. Joseph: Jeremy Addis: New Boston: Day, Dunkin. Hitting-St. Joseph: Ryan Waginger 2-4, Corey Lewis 1-4, Jeremy Addis 2-4, Alex Swarts 1-3, Joe O'Leary 1-4, Aaron Whaley 1-4; New Boston: Mohr 1-4, Moore 1-2, Day 3-4, Dunkin 2-4.