Ironton suffers another close loss

Published 4:22 am Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jim Walker


One bad apple may not spoil the whole bunch, but it can upset the apple cart.

Suffering another game with one bad inning, the Ironton Fighting Tigers lost another heartbreak as they fell 6-5 to the Lewis County Lions on Monday.

Ironton was leading 4-2 when Lewis County scored four runs in the fifth inning.

“We have to find a way to stay away from the one bad inning every game,” said Ironton coach Larry Goodwin.

“We are a much better team than our record indicates. We will keep working hard and trying to improve our deficit areas.”

Ironton is now 5-8 on the season. The Fighting Tigers have lost three games by one run and two games by two runs.

Lewis County (17-8) is currently the top District 63 team in Kentucky.

Each team had seven hits.

Steve Easterling was 2-4 with two runs batted in to lead Ironton. He also pitched 2.2 innings in relief and struck out five while walking one and not allowing a run.

Sean Lawless also went 2-4 with a double. Derek Battise was 1-1 with three walks and an RBI. Luke Diamond was 1-4 with an RBI and Trevor Easterling was 1-3 with an RBI.

The Fighting Tigers play at Fairland on Wednesday.

Lewis County 001 140 0 = 6 7 2

Ironton 021 100 1 = 5 7 2

Sammy Holder, Trenton Walker (6) and Jordan McCann. Sean Lawless, Steve Easterling (5) and Mo Phillips. W-Holder (IP-5, R-4, H-7, K-7, BB-3, HBP-2). Save-Walker (IP-IP-2, R-1, H-2, K-2, BB-0). L-Lawless (IP-4.1, H-4-R-6, K-1, BB-2). Easterling IP-2.2, K-5, BB-1, H-0, R-0. 2B-LC-Sammy Holder; Ironton: Sean Lawless, Derek Battise, Luke Diamond. Hitting-LC: Sammy Holder 3-4, Wade Adams 2-3, Jordan Doyle 1-3; Ironton: Steve Easterling 2-4, Luke Diamond 1-4, Derek Battise 1-1 BB-3, Sean Lawless 2-4, Trevor Easterling 1-3.