South Point Senior League All-Stars blank Green 14-0
SOUTH WEBSTER - There's an old saying that if you give them an inch, they'll take a foot. In the case of the South Point Senior League All-Stars, if you give them some walks they'll take a lopsided win.
Green pitchers walked or hit a combination of 15 batters and South Point added nine hits to parlay a 14-0 win Tuesday in the District 11 tournament.
The offensive effort backed the combined two-hit pitching of Chase McWhorter and Anthony Ross. McWhorter gave up two singles in the first inning and then shut down Green the next three innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
Ross finished up the fifth inning as he struck out two and did not issue a walk.
South Point got four runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Chris Brown singled and Jacob Orlando tripled to make it 1-0. Anthony Ross was safe on an error and Beau Weed had an RBI single.
The lead went to 5-0 in the second inning on two walks and a run-scoring single by Ross.
South Point erupted for seven runs in the third inning to open up a 12-0 lead on the strength of seven walks, a hit batsman and a run-scoring single by Ross.
The final two runs scored in the fourth inning.
Three more walks, a hit batsman and another RBI single by Ross.
Ross was 3-for-4 and Brown 2-3 to lead the South Point offense. Jacob Orlando, Beau Weed, Tyler Smith and McWhorter all went 1-2.
South Point opened the tournament with a 2-0 win on Saturday over Ironton on a one-hitter by Trenton Moore.
South Point plays at 3 p.m. Saturday against Thursday's game between Rock Hill and Wheelersburg.
Ratcliff, Spradlin (3) and Bailey. Chase McWhorter, Anthony Ross (5) and Tyler Smith. W-McWhorter (3-K, 0-BB). Ross 2-K,0-BB. L-Ratcliff.
3B-SP: Jacob Orlando. Hitting-Green: Ratcliff, Kelly; South Point: Chris Brown 2-3, Jacob Orlando 1-2 (2 BB), Anthony Ross 3-4, Chase McWhorter 1-2 (2 BB), Beau Weed 1-2 (2 BB), Tyler Smith 1-2 (2 BB).