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Flyers fall to Lions

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

ASHLAND, Ky. — Someone must have turned on the buzz saw.
The St. Joseph Flyers ran into the proverbial buzz saw on Wednesday as they lost to the Lewis County Lions 10-0 in five innings.
“They’re a pretty good team. It’s that simple,” said Flyers’ coach Greg Bryant. “We’ll just have to bounce back.”
St. Joseph (9-2) could only manage a fourth inning single by Jackson Rowe.
The Lions used two walks, an RBI single by Randy Irey, a double by Mark Sparks and an error to score three runs in the first inning.
The lead went to 8-0 in the third when Irey doubled in a run after a walk and then Sparks, Jason Gilbert and Logan Liles all singled.
Wyatt Yates stole home for the fifth run.
Lewis County (6-8) got a run in the fourth on two errors.
Lewis County 305 11 = 10 8 1
St. Joseph 000 00 = 0 1 4
Mark Sparks and Wyatt Yates. Jackson Rowe, Jimmy Mahlmeister (4), Ryan Payne (5) and Michael Mahlmeister. W-Sparks (K-7, BB-1). L-Rowe (IP-3.0, H-6, R-8, ER-5, K-2, BB-3). J. Mahlmeister (IP-1.0, R-1, ER-0). Payne (IP-1.0, H-2, R-2, ER-1)/ Hitting-LC: Garrett Applegate 1-3 rbi, Randy Irey 2-3 2B 2-rbi, Mark Sparks 2-3 2B rbi, Jason Gilbert 2-3, Logan Liles 1-2 rbi; St. Joe: Jackson Rowe 1-2.