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Schob’s 2-hitter keys Redmen win

Ironton Fighting Tigers’ catcher Hunter Weber makes a nice catch of a foul pop up during Tuesday’s Ohio Valley Conference game against Rock Hill on senior night for Ironton. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Ironton Fighting Tigers’ catcher Hunter Weber makes a nice catch of a foul pop up during Tuesday’s Ohio Valley Conference game against Rock Hill on senior night for Ironton. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

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.