Darkness leaves Pointers, Irish tied
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Eight was enough. And so was seven.
Darkness halted play after seven innings as the South Point Pointers and St. Joseph Fighting Irish settled for an 8-8 tie on Thursday.
The game will be completed on April 15 following the regularly scheduled game at South Point.
The Pointers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second only to have the Irish answer with three runs in the bottom of the frame to lead 3-1.
South Point came back with three runs of its own in the top of the third to lead 4-3.
Brandon Boggs singled and moved up on a passed ball. Trey Kearns reached on a missed third strike and Chris Woodard single home a run. Larry Brandon then doubled in two more.
St. Joseph scored twice in the third to go back on top at 5-4 and pushed across three runs in the fourth and it was 8-4.
But the Pointers wouldn’t quit.
In the fifth, Woodard and Brandon doubled for a run. Austin Majher and Josh Browning walked to load the bases and Jesse Lien singled in a run. Alex Whitt then hit a sacrifice fly and it was 8-7.
The Pointers tied the game in the sixth when Majher and Browning ripped an RBI triple.
South Point had 11 hits with Boggs going 2-3, Lien and Woodard 2-4 with an RBI each, Browning 2-3 and two RBI and Brandon 2-5 with a pair of RBI.
Brandon went the first four innings on the mound. He struck out six, walked four and gave up five hits. Whitt worked three perfect innings with four strikeouts.
South Point 013 031 0 = 8 11 4
St. Joseph 032 300 0 = 8 5 1
Larry Brandon, Alex White (5) and Chris Woodard. Jenkins, Mayes (4), Adkins (6) and Rabel. Brandon IP-4, K-6, BB-4, H-5; Whitt IP-3, K-4, BB-0, H-0. Jenkins 3-IP, K-2, BB-2, H-4; Mayes IP-2, K-0, BB-5, H-5; Adkins IP-2, K-0, BB-3, H-2. 2B-SP: Chris Woodard, Larry Brandon 2; St. Joseph: Dransfield. 3B-SP: Josh Browning; St. Joseph: Jenkins. Hitting-SP: Brandon Boggs 2-3, Jesse Lien 2-4 rbi, Chris Woodard 2-4 rbi, Alex Whitt 1-5 rbi, Larry Brandon 2-5 rbi-2, Josh Browning 2-3 rbi-2; St. Joseph: Dranfield 2-3 rbi-3, Jenkins 2-3 rbi, Mays rbi, Conaty 1-3.