Errors cost Ironton in 4-3 setback
WESTWOOD, Ky. — There was no special “Give Away Day” scheduled, but the Ironton Fighting Tigers decided to have one anyway.
It was called “Give The Game Away Day.”
Ironton committed three errors in the bottom of the seventh inning that enabled the Fairview Eagles to score four times and rally for a 4-3 win on Saturday in the Fighting Tigers’ season opener.
“We played a pretty decent game until the bottom of the seventh. The pitching was solid but we had just too many errors,” said Ironton coach Travis Wylie.
Ironton took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning before giving up making three of their five errors on the day that led to four unearned runs.
Ironton took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Cameron Deere singled, stole second and Kyle Howell singled.
Ironton added two runs in the sixth.
Deere walked, stole second, went to third on a ground out and Ethan Duncan walked. Brycen Thomas and Gunner Crawford followed with RBI singles.
But Fairview (4-1) rallied in the bottom of the seventh.
Preston Ledford reached on an error to start the inning and Dylan Wamsley was safe on a one-out error to put runners at second and third and they scored on a hit by George Jervis.
Joe Sewell was safe on an error, Jack Roy walked and both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Braeden Barker then got a two-out single to drive in the winning run.
Crawford was 2-3 with an RBI for Ironton.
Ironton 001 002 0 = 3 6 5
Fairview 000 000 4 = 4 4 0
Gage Salyers, Jacob Sloan (5) and Brycen Thomas. L-Sloan (IP-2.2, H-3, R-4, ER-0, K-4, BB-1). Salyers (IP-4.0, H-1, K-4, BB-5). Hitting-Ironton: Cameron Deere 1-2, Kyle Howell 1-3 RBI, Ethan Duncan 1-2, Brycen Thomas 1-3 rbi, Gunner Crawford 2-3 rbi; Fairview: George Jervis 1-3 2-rbi, Joe Sewell 1-3, Ty Hutchinson 1-3, Braeden Barker 1-4 rbi.