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Payton, Flyers avenge earlier loss to Fairview

Jim Walker



The Ironton Senior League was renamed “Payton Place” on Monday.

Joseph Payton went 3-4 with a double and three runs batted in as the St. Joseph Flyers avenged and earlier loss by beating the Fairview Eagles 8-5.

“Joseph Payton continues to hit the ball well. Hunter (Pemberton) threw well and Joseph came in and did a nice job finishing up,” said Flyers’ coach Brent Wirzfeld.

“They mercy ruled us the last time, but we didn’t make the errors that we did the last time and that was big.”

St. Joseph (7-5) banged out 11 hits including Eli Lewis and Hunter Pemberton who were 2-3.

Fairview (3-12) had 10 hits with Alex Roy going 3-4 with a double and Josh Russell 2-4.

The Flyers jumped out to a 6-0 lead with a run in the first inning and five in the second.

Payton doubled, stole third and score on a hit by Justin Mahlmeister in the first.

In the second, Lewis singled, Jacob Clark was hit by a pitch and Alexander Ward beat out an infield hit. Pemberton was hit by a pitch to force in a run and Payton delivered a two-run single.

On a double steal attempt, the throw went down the left field line allowing two more runs to score.

A run scored in the fifth when Cole Willis was hit by a pitch, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and then stole home.

The final run scored in the sixth as Bryson Adkins, Pemberton and Payton all singled to score pinch-runner Shannon Litton.

Fairview 000 301 1 = 5 10 1

St. Joseph 150 011 x = 8 11 3

Jesse Menshouse and Josh Russell. Hunter Pemberton, Joseph Payton (7) and Justin Mahlmeister. W-Pemberton (IP-6, R-4, ER-3, H-8, K-8, BB-0). Payton IP-1, H-1, R-1, ER-0. L-Menshouse (K-4, BB-1). 2B-Fairview: Alex Roy, Kyle Stormes, Taylor Freeman; St. Joseph: Joseph Payton. Hitting-Fairview: Alex Roy 3-4, Josh Russell 2-4, Kyle Stormes 1-3, Taylor Freeman 1-3, Jesse Menshouse 1-3, Jordan Ekers 1-1; St. Joseph: Justin Mahlmeister 1-4, Eli Lewis 2-3, Alexander Ward 1-2, Cole Willis 1-3, Hunter Pemberton 2-4, Joseph Payton 3-4 rbi-3, Bryson Adkins 1-1.