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Pointers’ offense generates 14-4 win

Jim Walker



SOUTH POINT — The South Point Pointers may forget that a game is supposed to last seven innings.

For the third straight game, the Pointers got a mercy-rule win as they beat the Huntington St. Joe Fighting Irish 14-4 in six innings on Monday.

South Point pounded out 16 hits with Jesse Lien going 3-4 with four runs batted in. Brandon Boggs was 2-4 with two RBIs, Josh Browning and Trey Kearns 2-4 and an RBI and Patrick Jones 2-4.

Alex Whitt go the win as he gave up five hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter.

The Irish got two runs in the top of the first but the Pointers tied it as Lien walked, Whitt was safe on an error and Boggs hit into a force play for a run. Browning double and Chris Woodard hit a sacrifice fly.

Each team got a run in the second, the Pointers scoring on a walk to Austin Majher and Lein’s double.

The Pointers opened up a 7-3 lead in the fourth.

Majher doubled and Jones and Whitt singled for a run. Boggs had an RBI single and Brownign reached on an error as a run scored.

In a three-run fifth, Woodard walked, Kearns singled for a run, Jones singled and Lien had a two-run double.

The Irish got a run in the top of the sixth, but the Pointers ended the game with five runs in the bottom of the frame.

Boggs and Browning single and Woodard walked. Luke Kelley singled for a run and Brandon Layne had a two-run single. Kearns had a hit and Lien singled to drive in the game-ending run.

Before the game began, the two teams finished a game played on April 4 that was called due to darkness and tied 8-8. South Point got a run in the seventh inning to win 9-8.

The Pointers travel to Portsmouth on Tuesday and visit Fairland on Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Hunt. St. Joe 210 001 = 4 5 2

South Point 210 435 = 14 16 7

B. Vanston, Jenkins (6) and Rabel. Alex Whitt and Austin Majher. W-Whitt (K-6, BB-0). L-Vanston (IP-5, K-3, BB-3, H-10). Jenkins IP-1, K-0,BB-1, H-6. 2B-SP: Jesse Lien 2, Josh Browning, Austin Majher. Hitting-St. Joe: Mike Mays 1-2, T. Walter rbi-2, Dransfield 1-3 rbi-2, Adkins 1-3, Armstead 1-3, Conaty 1-3; SP: Jessei Lien 3-4 rbi-4, Alex Whitt 1-4 rbi, Brandon Boggs 2-4 rbi-2, Josh Browning 2-4 rbi, Chris Woodard 1-2 rbi, Austin Majher 1-2, Trey Kearns 2-4 rbi, Patrick Jones 2-4, Luke Kelley 1-1 rbi, Brandon Layne 1-1 rbi-2.