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South Point#8217;s rolls past Coal Grove

COAL GROVE — If good hitting was a movie, the South Point Pointers would be a box office success.

Conversely, the Coal Grove Hornets would be on the movie rental shelves.

South Point collected 12 hits and downed the Hornets 9-2 Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We haven’t hit a thing the last two nights. We had the bases loaded once or twice and couldn’t get the hits to get them in,” said Hornets coach John Jones.

Kyle Dickess was 3-5, Jacob Seagraves went 2-5 and Steven McClure 2-4 to lead the Hornets. Seagraves also pitched a complete game for the win as he struck out 12 and walked just one.

The Pointers got a run in the first inning when Dickess and Seagraves singled and Tyler Smith reached on an error.

South Point came back with four runs in the second inning to lead 5-0.

Jake Adkins doubled and McClure had an RBI single. Jordan Fletcher walked and Beau Weed hit a three-run homer.

The Hornets pushed across a run in the third inning to get within 5-1.

Alex Johnson reached on an error, stole second and came home on a hit by Shannon Goodwin.

But the Pointers (5-3, 2-1) scored three times in the fifth inning and it was 8-1.

Seagraves singled and Smith was safe on a fielder’s choice to put runners at first and second. Kyle Hughes singled to load the bases and Josh Esque had a two-run double. Dickess followed with a two-out RBI single.

The Hornets (4-3, 3-1) got a run in the bottom of the inning when Johnson singled, stole second and Taylor Dean had a run-scoring single.

South Point got the run back in the seventh when Dickess doubled and Seagraves reached on an error.

Johnson was 3-4 and Dean 2-3 for the Hornets.

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Jacob Seagraves and Steven McClure. David Bridges, Wayne Sparks (5) and Taylor Dean, Jake Murphy (7). W-Seagraves (12-K, 1-BB). L-Bridges (2-K, 2-BB). 2B-SP: Kyle Dickess, Tyler Smith, Josh Esque, Jake Adkins; CG: Alex Johnson. HR-SP: Beau Weed. Hitting-South Point: Kyle Dickess 3-5, Beau Weed 1-5, Jacob Seagraves 2-5, Tyler Smith 1-5, Kyle Hughes 1-3, Josh Esque 1-3, Jake Adkins 1-2, Steven McClure 2-4; Coal Grove: Zack Murphy 1-4, Alex Johnson 3-4, Taylor Dean 2-3, Shannon Goodwin 1-3, Wayne Sparks 1-3.