Flyers rout New Boston; Dragons down Oak Hill
NEW BOSTON — The St. Joseph Flyers put a “W” in team.
The Flyers used a team effort to get a “W” on Tuesday as they beat the New Boston Tigers 14-4 in five innings.
“It was a complete team effort. All 16 players batter, Joseph Payton pitched a good game and just threw strikes, and we got the hits when we needed,” said Flyers’ coach Brent Wirzfeld.
The Flyers (8-5) erased a 1-0 deficit with nine runs in the second inning.
Cole Willis walked, Grant Geswein and Eli Lewis were hit by pitches and seth Kelley had an RBI single. Jacob Clark followed with a two-run hit, Hunter Pemberton singled and Joseph Payton hit into a fielder’s choice for an RBI.
Justin Mahlmeister reached on an error for a run and Willis cleared the bases with a three-run double. Bryson Adkins capped the rally with an RBI single.
Five more runs scored in the third inning.
Kelley and Clark singled and scored on a throwing error. Pemberton walked, Payton singled and Mahlmeister had a two-run double. Adkins then hit a sacrifice fly.
Clark and Kelley were 2-2 as the Flyers had nine hits.
Payton went all five innings for the win. He gave up just five hits, struck out two and walked two.
The Flyers host Green on Thursday.
St. Joseph 095 00 = 14 9 3
New Boston 100 30 = 4 5 3
Joseph Payton and Cole Willis, Alexander Ward (4). Nate Payton and Brandon Herrforth. W-Joseph Payton (K-2, BB-2). L-Nate Payton (K-4, BB-3). 2B-St. Joseph: Justin Mahlmeister, Cole Willis. Hitting-St. Joseph: Justin Mahlmeister 1-3, Cole Willis 1-2 rbi-3, Brandon Adkins 1-3 rbi-2, Jacob Clark 2-2 rbi-2, Hunter Pemberton 1-2, Joseph Payton 1-3 rbi-2, Seth Kelley 2-2 rbi; NB: Moore 1-3, Shonkwiler 1-3, Payton 1-3, Herrforth 1-3, Flack 1-3.
Fairland 9, Oak Hill 5
OAK HILL — The Fairland Dragons did a little magic act.
Fairland pitchers Josh Ross and Adam Taylor left 15 runners on base and limited Oak Hill to four hits as the Dragons posted a 9-5 win on Tuesday.
“They kept getting men on and we just did some kind of Houdini act to get out of it,” said Fairland coach Bryan Ward.
Although the Oaks had only four hits, the Fairland pitchers walked seven and hit five more.
Fairland (9-5) had 10 hits as Kyle Raines went 3-4 with a double and a triple. Ross was 3-4 and Brandon Burcham 2-4.
“We hit the ball pretty well. We’re starting to hit the ball better,” said Ward.
The Dragons host Rock Hill on Wednesday in a pivotal Ohio Valley Conferene game. Each team has just one league loss.
Fairland 401 002 2 = 9 10 2
Oak Hill 200 012 0 = 5 4 4
Josh Ross, Adam Taylor (5) and Garrett Scheibelhood. Wes Harden, Waylon Boggs (4), Drew Haislop (7) and Matt Gilliland. W-Ross (K-4, BB-3, HBP-3). Taylor K-4, BB-4, HBP-1. L-Harden. 2B-Fairland: Kyle Raines; OH: Garrin Stitlner. 3B-Fairland: Kyle Raines. HR-OH: Colton Cox. Hitting-Fairland: Josh Ross 3-4, Brandon Burcham 2-4, Kyle Raines 3-4, Evan Russell 1-3, Kyle Sowards 1-2; OH: Colton Cox 2-3, Garrin Stiltner 1-3, Waylon Boggs 1-5.