Flyers beat Elliott County, 9-0

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2008

In this case, coach Greg Bryant allowed his St. Joseph Flyers to be rude and point out Elliott County’s mistakes.

Taking advantage of errors, passed balls and wild pitches, the Flyers blanked Elliott County 9-0 Thursday.

“We capitalized on most of their mistakes,” said Bryant.

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David Crossan pitched a four-hitter for the Flyers. He struck out five and walked two.

“(Crossan) threw a pretty good game. He threw strikes,” said Bryant.

The Flyers jumped in front with two runs in the first inning.

Payton Blair walked, moved up on a

wild pitch, Crossan beat out a bunt single and Blair scored on a throwing error.

Crossan got to third on a wild pitch and scored when Caleb Blackburn grounded out.

St. Joseph got two more runs in the second and third innings.

Pat Gagai walked, advanced on a wild pitch, and Levi Hopkins singled. Hopkins stole second, moved up on wild pitch and came home on a throwing error.

In the third, Jerrod Laber doubled and Gagai singled. Gagai went to third on a pair of wild pitches and came home on a throwing error.

Two more runs scored in the fifth inning.

Laber singled and George McCown and Dylan Klein walked. Scott King grounded out as Laber scored and Joey Basedow had an RBI single.

The final run scored in the sixth when Blackburn walked, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and came home when McCown was safe on an error.

St. Joseph (4-3) plays at West Union on Tuesday.

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Rowe, Maynard (4), Wright (6) and Whitley. David Crossan and Pat Gagai. W-Crossan (5-K, 2-BB). L-Rowe. 2B-St. Joe: David Crossan, Jerrod Laber. Hitting-Elliott County: Maynard 1-2, Rowe 1-3, Reaper 2-3; St. Joseph: David Crossan 2-3,Jerrod Laber 3-4, Pat Gagai 1-2, Levi Hopkins 1-1, Joey Basedow 1-1.