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Boggs, Pointers blank Hornets

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — Brandon Boggs must like to pitch against the Coal Grove Hornets.

Boggs threw a five-inning perfect game in the first meeting. On Thursday, Boggs pitched a five-inning two-hitter as the South Point Pointers blanked the Hornets 10-0 in five innings.

Boggs struck out seven and did not issue a walk as he faced just 16 batters.

South Point is now 16-2 overall and 9-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Mason Nance and Conor Markins were 1-2 for Coal Grove (11-7, 5-5).

South Point took a 1-0 lead in the first when Trey Kearns was hit by a pitch, Alex Whitt singled and Boggs hit into a fielder’s choice as the run scored.

Two more runs scored in the second. Brandon Jones was hit by a pitch, Tyler Branch singled and both scored when Beau Taylor reached on an error.

Whitt singled, Boggs walked and Chris Woodard had a two-run double in the third and it was 5-0.

The lead went to 7-0 in the fourth when Kearns singled, Whitt walked and Boggs had a two-run double.

The Pointers ended the game early with three runs in the fifth.

Christian Pritchard singled, Taylor was hit by a pitch and Kearns had an RBI single. Jones reached on an error as two runs scored.

South Point had nine hits with Kearns and Whitt going 2-3 and Woodard 2-4. Boggs had three runs batted in.

Coal Grove 000 00 = 0 2 4

South Point 122 23 = 10 9 0

Conor Markins, D.J. Miller (3) and Jacob Clark. Brandon Boggs and Christian Pritchard. W-Boggs (K-7, BB-0). L-Markins (IP-2.2, K-1, BB-3, HBP-2, R-5, H-4). Miller IP-2.1, K-1,BB-2, HBP-1, H-5, R-5. Hitting-CG: Mason Nance 1-2, Conor Markins 1-2; SP: Trey Kearns 2-3 rbi; Alex Whitt 2-3, Brandon Boggs 1-2 rbi-3, Chris Woodard 2-4 rbi, Tyler Branch 1-2, Christian Pritchard 1-3. 2B-SP: Brandon Boggs, Chris Woodard.