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Russell blanks Fighting Tigers; Panthers shut out Hornets in OVC

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

LLOYD, Ky. — One team had no trouble finding hits and the other felt like they were stuck in lost and found.

Joel Mullen pitched a two-hitter as Russell collected 14 hits as the Red Devils beat the Ironton Fighting Tigers 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday at the Greenup County Tournament.

“We didn’t play well and they seemed to find a hole wherever they hit the ball. They had a lot of seeing eye hits,” said Ironton coach Tobey Schreck.

Ironton (7-6) got a second inning double by Korey Kellogg and a third inning single by Brandon Leach.

The bottom three hitters for Russell were a combined 8-for-8 as Bronson Korzep and Troy Huffine were 3-3 and Taylor Brewer 2-2.

Zach Thompson also went 2-2 while T.J. Pickett and Dylan Howard were 2-4.

Ironton plays at Greenup County on Thursday at 7:45 p.m.

Russell 052 30 = 10 14 1

Ironton 000 00 = 0 2 4

Sean Lawless, Nick Culbertson (5) and Steve Easterling. Joel Mullen and Sean Murphy. W-Mullen (K-5, BB-1). L-Lawless (xx). Culbertson K-1, BB-1, H-1. 2B-Ironton: Korey Kellogg; Russell: Dylan Howard, Bronson Korzep. Hitting-Ironton: Brandon Leach 1-2, Korey Kellogg 1-2; Russell: Zach Thompson 2-2, T.J. Pickett 2-4, Dylan Howard 2-4, Bronson Korzep 3-3, Taylor Brewer 2-2, Tory Huffine 3-3.

 

Chesapeake 4,

Coal Grove 0

CHESAPEAKE — Freshman Blake Lester pitched a three-hitter as the Chesapeake Panthers blanked the Coal Grove Hornets 4-0 on Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Lester stuck out six in going the distance.

Brett Curry went 2-3 and drove in two runs. Mikey Walters singled in the Panthers’ first run in the first inning.

Hunter Bare, Brandon Noble, Jacob Eddy, Lester and Walters all had hits as Chesapeake had seven as a team.

Jacob Pierce, Jake Jewell and Joe Colley had Coal Grove’s hits.