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Pointers clinch OVC title

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — The South Point Pointers used an outstanding pitching performance to clinch an outstanding season.

Alex Whitt pitched a four-hit shutout as the Pointers blanked the Chesapeake Panthers 2-0 Wednesday and clinched the Ohio Valley Conference baseball title on senior night.

The Pointers are now 15-2 overall and 8-0 in the OVC.

Whitt struck out one and did not issue a walk.

Chesapeake’s Joe Bias pitched well in defeat as he gave up only four hits, struck out eight and did not walk a batter.

South Point got the only run it needed in the first inning.

Trey Kearns reached second base on an error and scored on a hit by Brandon Boggs.

The Pointers added an insurance run in the sixth when Chris Woodard was safe on an error, stole second, took third on a passed ball and came home on a single by Logan Wade.

Wade went 2-3 while Dakota Hutchison was 2-3 for Chesapeake.

Chesapeake 000 000 0 = 0 4 2

South Point 100 001 x = 2 4 1

Joe Bias and Blake Ashworth. Alex Whitt and Christian Pritchard. W-Whitt (K-1, BB-0). L-Bias (K-8, BB-0). Hitting-Chesapeake: Blake Lester 1-3, Joe Bias 1-3, Dakota Hutchison 2-3; SP: Trey Kearns 1-3, Brandon Boggs 1-3 rbi, Logan Wade 2-3.