Ironton, Runyon win 3-2

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HAVERHILL — The Ironton Fighting Tigers’ pitching need a shot in the arm. Wes Runyon decided to play doctor.

Runyon threw just 75 pitches as he fashioned a six-hitter for his first win of the season as Ironton slipped past the South Point Pointers 3-2 Tuesday.

“(Runyon’s) breaking pitch was working and he got ahead of people and didn’t walk anyone,” said Ironton coach Tobey Schreck.

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Ironton had only five hits, but two were for extra bases and helped produce the three runs.

Nick Lewis cranked a solo home run in the first inning to stake Ironton to a 1-0 lead.

South Point (4-3) tied the game in the second inning when Jacob Seagraves doubled and Josh Esque had a two-out single.

The Fighting Tigers scored the winning runs in the sixth inning.

Jeremy Moore drew a walk to lead off the inning and Tommy Waginger went in as a pinch-runner. Ethan Preston singled and then Ryan O’Leary delivered what proved to be the game-winning hit with a two-run double.

South Point got a run in the seventh inning when Kyle Hughes got a one-out single, moved up on a ground out, and scored on Blake Meadows’ base hit.

Steven McClure followed with a base hit to put the tying run in scoring position, but Runyon struck out the next batter to end the game.

Lewis went 2-3 for Ironton while Seagraves was 2-3 for the Pointers.

Ironton (3-7) hosts Chillicothe Friday. South Point visits Coal Grove on Wednesday.

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Not reported. Wes Runyon and Byron Brammer. W-Runyon (3-K, 0-BB, 2-ER). 2B-South Point: Jacob Seagraves. HR-Ironton: Nick Lewis. Hitting-South Point: Jacob Seagraves 2-3, Kyle Hughes 1-3, Josh Esque 1-3, Blake Meadows 1-3, Steven McClure 1-3; Ironton: Josh Pancake 1-2, Nick Lewis 2-3, Ethan Preston 1-2, Ryan O’Leary 1-2.