Flyers sweep East
NEW BOSTON — The 2-for-5 special had more to it than just sandwiches at area fast food restaurants.
The St. Joseph Flyers picked up two five-inning wins on Saturday as they swept the Sciotoville East Tartans 6-4 and 5-2.
“We moved the lineup around a little to kind of get us going and we hit the ball a little better,” said Flyers’ first-year head coach Lou Mains.
“Our pitchers did a good job and we played pretty good defense. We have a few things to work one. We can’t walk so many batters.”
Brad Rist tossed a 4-hitter in the first game to get the win. He struck out three and walk four.
Clay Willis worked the nightcap and hurled a 3-hitter with nine strikeouts and five walks.
East took a 4-0 lead in the first inning but the Flyers got three runs in the second.
Zac McGraw tripled and Tyler Ward reached on an error. Ward moved up on a wild pitch, Rist walked and stole second to set up a two-run single by Gage Butler.
The Flyers took the lead with three runs in the fourth.
Rist walked, Willis put down a sacrifice bunt and Butler singled. Isaac Whaley then double, moved to third on a wild pitch and Seth Kelly had an RBI single.
In the second game, the Flyers got a run in the first inning when Peyton Adkins singled, Chase Walters reached on an error and a wild pitch scored the run.
St. Joseph opened up a 5-0 lead with four runs in the second.
Rist singled, Whaley reached on an error and Adkins belted a triple. Kelly reached on an error and Walters capped the rally with a base hit.
The Flyers visit South Point on Thursday.
Sciotoville 400 00 = 4 4 3
St. Joseph 030 3x = 6 6 2
Bailey and Lambert. Brad Rist and Zac McGraw. W-Rist (K-3, BB-4). L-Bailey (K-1, BB-2). Hitting-East: Brown 1-3, Winston 1-3, Lowe 2-3; SJ: Isaac Whaley 1-3 2B, Seth Kelly 1-3, Chase Walters 1-3, Zac McGraw 1-2 3B, Gage Butler 2-2.
Sciotoville 001 01 = 2 3 3
St. Joseph 140 0x = 5 5 0
Winston and Douthat. Clay Willis and Zac McGraw. W-Willis (K-9, BB-5). Hitting-East: Brady Douthat 1-3 2B, Drew Lowe 2-2; SJ: Peyton Adkins 2-3 3B, Chase Walters 1-2, Tyler Ward 1-2, Brad Rist 1-2.