Similar effort gives St. Joseph 8th win
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007
GLENHAYES, W.Va. — The St. Joseph Flyers did things right again, and they got another win.
Another solid effort helped the Flyers to a 10-4 in over the Tolsia Rebels as they improved to 8-1.
“It was another good game by the defense and we hit well again,” Flyers coach Greg Bryant said. “Caleb (Blackburn) threw a pretty good game.”
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Blackburn got the win with six strikeouts and two walks.
The Flyers got a run in the first inning when Ryan Schwab singled, stole second base, took third on a wild pitch and Blackburn singled.
After Tolsia tied the game in the bottom of the first, the Flyers took the lead for good with a run in the second.
Chad Harvey singled, stole second and third, and scored when Tre Stambaugh grounded out.
The lead went to 4-1 in the third.
Blackburn and Laber singled to put runners on the corner. Laber stole second, Ryan Waginger grounded out for a run and Harvey singled home Laber.
Three runs scored in the fourth.
Pat Gagai and Schwab walked, and after a wild pitch, Michael Basedow beat out a bunt single and a throwing error on the play scored both runners. Basedow went to third base and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cory Lewis.
The Flyers final three runs scored in the sixth inning when Blackburn singled, Waginger walked and Harvey drilled a three-run homer.
Blackburn went five innings for the win. He struck out six and walked two.
St. Joseph visits Portsmouth East Thursday.
Caleb Blackburn, Cory Lewis (6) and Pat Gagai. Kirk, Robinette (4) and Spaulding. W-Blackburn (6-K, 2-BB, 4-H, 4-ER). L-Kirk. 2B-Tolsia: Begley, Bonfi, Robinette. HR-St. Joseph: Chad Harvey. Hitting-St. Joseph: Ryan Schwab 2-4, Michael Basedow 1-4, Caleb Blackburn 4-5, Jerrod Laber 2-4, Chad Harvey 3-3; Tolsia: Begley 1-3, Bonfi 2-3, Robinette 1-2.