Ironton jayvees win PW tournament

Published 3:56 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jim Walker


WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Ironton Junior Fighting Tigers celebrated their Sweet 16.

No, it wasn’t a birthday. The Junior Tigers banged out 16 hits in each game as they won the Portsmouth West Farm Team Classic on Wednesday.

Ironton scored six runs in the 11th inning and beat West 9-3 in the semifinals. The Fighting Tigers then routed North Adams 12-2 in six innings in the title game.

Travis Gayhart was the tournament Hitting Most Valuable Player and Chase Rowe was selected the tournament Pitching MVP.

Tanner Bowles and Aaron Jackson doubled with one out to start the six-run winning rally.

Zaylin Willis, Tyler Malone, Rowe, Gayhart and Levi Langdon all followed with consecutive singles.

First Game

Ironton 300 000 000 06 = 9 16 2

Prt. West 000 300 000 00 = 3 5 4

Chase Rowe, Larry Morris (9) and Aaron Jackson. Finley, Wilthire (7), Mantney (10) and Mantney, Finley (7). W-Morris (IP-3, K-4, BB-1, H-1, R-0). Rowe (IP-8, K-10, BB-9, H-4, R-3, ER-1). L-Mantney (IP{-2, K-1,BB-1, R-6, ER-6, H-7). Finley (IP-6, K-8, BB-1, R-3, ER-3, H-6). Wilthire (IP-3, K-2, BB-1, H-3, R-0). Hitting—Ironton: James Vallance 1-2, Tyler Malone 1-3, Chase Rowe 1-5 rbi, Travis Gayhart 3-5 rbi, Levi Langdon 1-6 rbi-2, Chandler Dodson 1-5, Tanner Bowles 3-5 rbi 2-2B, Aaron Jackson 3-4 rbi 2B, Blake McKee 1-5, Larry Morris 1-1 rbi; West: Dyer 2-5 rbi, Patrick 1-2, Cassidy 2-5 rbi.

Second Game

North Adams 101 000 = 2 4 0

Ironton 101 064 = 12 16 1

NA. Chase Rowe and Aaron Jackson. W-Rowe (K-7, BB-0, ER-2). Hitting—NA: Lung 1-3, Shupert 2-3, Horsley 1-3 rbi; Ironton: Tyler Malone 3-4 rbi 3B, Chase Rowe 4-4 rbi 2-2B, Levi Langdon 2-4 rbi-2, Larry Morris 1-3 rbi-2 2B, Tanner Bowles 1-4 rbi-2, Aaron Jackson 2-4 rbi-2 2B 3B, Zaylin Willis 1-3 rbi.