Pointers rally to top Dragons, 6-2

Published 12:38 am Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jim Walker



SOUTH POINT — The old “third time is the charm” didn’t apply.

South Point won the two regular season games and made it three in a row 6-2 Saturday to win the Division III sectional tournament.

The Pointers will play Adena at 7 p.m. Thursday in Chillicothe at Veterans Stadium.

“We just killed ourselves. We gave them four and we couldn’t recover,” said Fairland coach Bryan Ward.

Brandon Boggs pitched a two-hitter for the Pointers. He struck out 10 and walked three.

Fairland jumped in front 2-0 in the first inning;

Kyle Sowards walked and Trace Adkins reached on a throwing error. A wild pitch scored Sowards and Dylan Murphy doubled home Adkins.

The Pointers got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Trey Kearns walked, Boggs singled him to third and Chris Woodard hit a sacrifice fly

South Point tied the game in the third.

Kearns and Alex Whitt singled, Woodard walked and Patrick Jones had an RBI single.

The Pointers took the lead with a run in the fourth on a double by Tyler Branch and Brandon Layne’s base hit.

South Point added three insurance runs in the fifth.

Whitt was safe on an error, Boggs singled, Woodard reached on an error, Jones had a two-run single and Logan Wade grounded out as Woodard scored.

Jones and Layne went 2-3 and Boggs 2-4 as the Pointers had 11 hits.

Fairland 200 000 0 = 2 2 4

South Point 101 130 x = 6 11 2

Collin Damron, Adam Taylor (4), Hayden James (6) and Garrett Sheibelhood. Brandon Boggs and Christian Pritchard. W-Boggs (K-10, BB-3). L-Damton (K-2, BB-1). Taylor BB-1. James K-1. Hitting-Fairland: Kyle Sowards 1-2, Dylan Murphy 1-2; SP: Trey Kearns 1-2, Alex Whitt 1-4, Brandon Boggs 2-4, Patrick Jones 2-3, Logan Wade 1-3, Tyler Branch 1-3, Brandon Layne 2-3, Christian Pritchard 1-3. 2B-Fairland: Dylan Murphy; SP: Tyler Branch.