Schob’s 2-hitter keys Redmen win
Brandon Schob didn’t have to be overpowering, just over the plate.
Schob threw a two-hitter as he changed speeds and kept hitters off-balance and the Rock Hill Redmen edged the Ironton Fighting Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
“WE just did not hit the ball,” said Ironton coach Larry Goodwin. “Hunter Weber had a big hit when we rallied in the seventh, but we fell short.
“Rock Hill showed a lot of grit. They made some great plays in the field and hit the ball well.”
Schob struck out two, walked three and hit three batters. Drew McClaskey was 3-for-4 and Schob 2-3 to lead the offense.
Hunter Weber was 2-3 with a double for Ironton (9-9).
Rock Hill got a run in the first inning when McClaskey singled, moved up on a passed ball, went to third on a sacrifice by Sean McFann and scored on a passed ball.
The Redmen made it 2-0 in the third.
Shawn Wilds walked, went to second on a ground out, McClaskey singled to put runners on the corners and Corey Noel had a two-out RBI single.
Rock Hill added a run in the fifth for a 3-0 lead.
McFann and Noel were hit by pitches and Schob had a two-out run-scoring single.
Ironton tried to rally in the seventh but only managed one run.
Hunter Klaiber was hit by a pitch, Weber doubled and Andy Bruce hit a sacrifice fly.
After a ground out, Tanner Price walked and Dane Wilson was hit by a pitch. But Schob was able to work out of the jam when Luke Diamond hit a line drive that was caught in left field.
Rock Hill 101 010 0 = 3 8 2
Ironton 000 000 1 = 1 2 0
Brandon Schob and Cody Lewis. Luke Diamond, Dane Wilson (4), Cody Rawlins (6) and Hunter Weber. W-Schob (K-2, BB-3, ER-1, HBP-3). L-Diamond (IP-3, K-1, BB-2, R-2, ER-1, H-3). Wilson (IP-2, K-3, BB-1, R-1, ER-1, H-3, HBP-2). Rawlins (IP-2, K-2, BB-2, H-2). Hitting—RH: Drew McClaskey 3-4, Sean McFann 1-2 2B, Corey Noel 1-3 rbi, Brandon Schob 2-3 rbi, Shawn Wilds 1-2; Ironton: Hunter Weber 2-3 2B, Andy Bruce rbi.