‘Aggressive’ Ironton rolls
The Ironton Fighting Tigers were a team in motion.
Ironton was moving around the bases often as they beat the Green Bobcats 12-2 on Tuesday in six innings.
“We put the ball in play and we were aggressive on the bases. It was a good overall team effort,” said Ironton coach Larry Goodwin. “We are still striving to get where we want to be as a team.”
Ironton (3-4) pounded out 10 hits including an inside-the-park home run by Steve Easterling who went 2-4.
Sean Lawless was 2-3 with a double and three runs batted in. Derek Battise was 2-2 with a double and two RBIs and Aaron Stephens 2-3 with a double and three runs scored.
Battise got the win with a six-hitter. He stuck out seven and walked only one.
The Fighting Tigers wasted little time taking charge with a five-run first inning.
They scored three more in the third inning to lead 8-0 and coasted the rest of the way.
Green was only able to manage a two-run double by Matt Howard in the fourth inning.
Ironton plays at Chillicothe on Thursday and hosts St. Joseph on Friday.
Green 000 200 = 2 6 1
Ironton 503 202 = 12 10 0
Rob Applegate, Clay Applegate (5) and Matt Howard. Derek Battise and Mo Phillips. W-Battise (K-7, BB-1) L-R. Applegate (K-2, BB-2, HBP-1). 2B-Green: Clay Applegate, Matt Howard; Ironton: Sean Lawless, Derek Battise, Aaron Stephens. HR-Ironton: Steve Easterling (ITP). Hitting-Green: Clay Applegate 2-3, Rob Applegate 1-2, Matt Howard 2-3 rbi-2; Ironton: Sean Lawless 2-3 rbi-3, Derek Battise 2-2 rbi-2, Steve Easterling 2-4, Aaron Stephens 2-3.