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.

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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.