Fighting Tigers drop pair at GC
LLOYD, Ky. — The Ironton Fighting Tigers played better. Now they just have to hit better.
Ironton managed just five hits in two games at the Greenup County Tournament as they lost 10-0 in five innings on Friday to Lawrence County and 4-0 to the Russell Red Devils on Saturday.
“We played better (Saturday) overall. We stayed in the game but could not get any offensive production,” said Ironton coach Larry Goodwin.
“We entered the Greenup Tournament hoping to play the better teams in Kentucky. Playing the better teams will pay off for us down the road.”
Derek Battise and Hunter Weber each went 1-2 in Friday’s game against Lawrence County (15-5).
On Saturday, Weber was 2-3 and Hunter Klaiber 1-3 in the loss to Russell (8-9).
Ironton plays at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ashland, Ky.
Ironton 000 00 = 0 2 1
Lawrence Co. 113 41 = 10 10 2
Luke Diamond, Cody Rawlins (4) and Hunter Weber. Eric Salyers and Morgan Miller. W-Salyers (IP-5, H-2, K-6, BB-0). L-Diamond (IP-3, H-4, R-5, ER-1, K-5, BB-4). Rawlins (IP-1.1, H-6, R-5, ER-3, K-1, BB-2). Hitting-Ironton: Derek Battise 1-2, Hunter Weber 1-2; LC: Zack Keesee 1-3, Noah Lambert 2-3, Adam Cavins 1-4, Brock Turner 2-4, Austin Bailey 1-2, Chase Coverdale 1-2, Warren Price 2-2. 2B-LC: Brock Turner, Adam Cavins, Warren Price.
Ironton 000 000 0 = 0 3 0
Russell 012 100 x = 4 8 2
Derek Battise, Trevor Easterling (3) and Hunter Weber. Matt Strother and Austin Brinkman. W-Strother (H-3, K-3, BB-4). L-Battise (IP-2, R-1, ER-1, H-2, K-0, BB-0). Easterling (IP-4, H-6, R-3, ER-3, K-3, BB-4). Hitting-Ironton: Hunter Klaiber 1-3, Hunter Weber 2-3; Russell: Bobby May 3-4 rbi, Garon Robinson rbi, Austin Brinkman 1-3, Elijah Hamilton 1-2 rbi, Matt Strother 2-3, Nick Conley rbi. 2B-Russell: Bobby May, Matt Strother. Sac-Ironton: Andy Bruce. LOB-Ironton 6, Russell 8.