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Walks, errors doom Fighting Tigers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

GALLIPOLIS — Christmas came early.
The Gallipolis Blue Devils used 11 walks, two hit batsmen and four errors to beat the Ironton Fighting Tigers 10-0 in a five inning Ohio Valley Conference game on Wednesday.
Gallipolis took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Brendan Carter and Josh Faro walked, pulled off a double steal and Cade Roberts grounded out as the run scored.
The lead went to 3-0 in the second inning.
Andrew Toler walked, Trent Johnson was hit by a pitch, Cole Davis walked and Wyatt Sipple singled home two runs.
Gallipolis used six walks, two errors, a passed ball and singles by Carter and Sipple to score six runs in the fourth to lead 9-0.
The final run in the fifth was the result of a walk, hit batsman and an error.
Gallipolis had just three hits with Sipple going 2-3 and three runs batted in.
Cameron Deere was 1-1 with a double and Gage Salyers 1-3 to account for Ironton’s hits.
Ironton 000 00 = 0 2 4
Gallipollis 120 61 = 10 3 0
Jacob Sloan, Gage Salyers (4) and Brycen Thomas. Andrew Toler and Morgan Stanley. W-Toler (H-2, K-5, BB-4, HBP-1). L-Sloan (IP-3.0, H-1, R-5, ER-5, K-4, BB-6, HBP-1). Salyers (IP-1.0, H-2, R-5, ER-2, K-3, BB-5, HBP-1). Hitting-Ironton: Cameron Deere 1-1 2B, Gage Salyers 1-3; Gallia: Wyatt Sipple 2-3 3-rbi, Brendan Carter 1-2 2-rbi, Cade Roberts rbi.