Pirates use walks to down Dragons
WHEELERSBURG — The Wheelersburg Pirates decided to take a walk, thanks to the Fairland Dragons.
Fairland pitchers allowed only eight hits but walked 14 batters in a 16-1 five-inning loss to the Pirates on Saturday in the Division III sectional finals.
Marshall signee Wade Martin pitched a one-hitter, struck out nine and did not walk a batter as he picked up the win for the Pirates.
Jacob Roe was 2-for-2 with three runs batted in and Martin had an RBI double to lead the Pirates.
Collin Damron had the lone hit for Fairland (9-11).
Wheelersburg (23-1) will play Waverly in the district semifinals on Tuesday in Chillicothe.
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Wheelersburg 304 9x = 16 8 1
Collin Damron, Dylan Murphy (4) and Garrett Scheibelhood. Wade Martin and Andrew Conn. W-Martin (K-9,BB-0, ER-0). L-Damron (IP-3, K-1, BB-7, R-8, ER-8). Hitting-FHS: Collin Damron 1-2; Wh: Jordan Howard 1-3 rbi, Tristan Browning 1-2 rbi-2, Wade Martin 1-2 rbi 2B, Kyle Jenkins 1-1 rbi 2B, Jacob Roe 2-2 rbi-3, Andrew Conn 1-3 rbi, Michael Green 1-1 rbi-2.