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Young Pointers rout Dragons

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

SOUTH POINT — The Fairland Dragons were on track for a first place showdown against Rock Hill in the Ohio Valley Conference.

But the South Point Pointers derailed the train with a 10-0 five-inning win on Wednesday behind the three-hit pitching of Josh Browning.

Jesse Lien and Brandon “Beefy” Boggs each went 3-3 to lead a 10-hit attack. Browning was 2-3 and Trey Kearns doubled.

The Pointers got a run in the first inning when Alex Whitt reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on Boggs’ base hit.

South Point made it 5-0 in the fourth inning.

Boggs and Browning singled and Patrick Jones reached on an error as a run scored. Kearns drilled a two-run double and Lien singled in Kearns.

The Pointers ended the game early with a five-run fifth inning.

Whitt was hit by a pitch and Boggs, Browning and Jones all singled. Anthony Fox reached and stole second and third and scored on a passed ball to end the game.

Blaine Fuller, Alex Thackston and Josh Ross had hits for Fairland (9-5, 5-2).

Fairland 000 00 = 0 3 1

South Point 100 45 = 10 10 1

Kyle Raines and Josh Ross. Josh Browning and Alex Whitt. W-Browning. L-Raines. 2B-SP: Trey Kearns. Hitting-Fairland: Alex Thackston 1-2, Josh Ross 1-2, Blaine Fuller 1-1; South Point: Jesse Lien 3-3, Brandon Boggs 3-3, Josh Browning 2-3.