Sheridan fires one-hitter as Ironton blanks Ashland

Published 8:39 pm Saturday, May 11, 2024


ASHLAND, Ky. — Just call Tommy Sheridan a one-hit wonder.

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No, he didn’t just have one hit song and was never heard from again. Instead, the Ironton senior pitcher threw a one-hit shutout on Saturday as the Fighting Tigers beat the Ashland Tomcats 9-0.

Sheridan struck out 7, walked one and hit a batter as he picked up the complete game win.

Pierce Wamsley had the lone hit for Ashland (6-22) with a leadoff single in the fifth inning.

Ironton (14-9) scored what looked to be the only run of the game in the top of the first inning.

Ian Ginger “Snap” led off with a line drive single to center field, Tyler Roach hit into a fielder’s choice but stole second and scored on a single by Jon Wylie.

Ironton finally opened up some breathing room with 8 runs in the seventh inning.

Braydon Baker reached on an error to start the inning and Dawson Philyaw put down a sacrifice bunt. Tanner Kleinman singled to put runners on the corners, Ginger walked and Baker scored on a passed ball.

Roach singled home 2 runs and Wylie followed with an RBI triple. Brady Moatz doubled home Wylie and Chaydan Kerns singled in a run.

Kerns went to second on the throw home and scored when Baker singled. Baker stole second and came home on a hit by Philyaw.

Sheridan retired the Tomcats in order in the bottom of the inning including a strikeout for the final out that served as an exclamation point for his performance.

Ironton finished with 11 hits as Wylie went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI and Conner Kleinman 2-4 with a double.

Moatz was 1-3 with a double and RBI, Philyaw 1-2 with an RBI, Ginger and Tanner Kleinman 1-3, Roach 1-4 with 2 RBI, Kerns 1-4 with an RBI and Baker 1-4 with an RBI for the Fighting Tigers.

Ironton will host Adena at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Division 3 sectional tournament.

Ironton 100 000 8 = 9 11 1

Ashland 000 000 0 = 0 1 1

Tommy Sheridan and Brady Moatz. Zane Ingram, L.J. Murphy (7) and Brady Marushi. W-Sheridan (IP-7.0, H-1, R-0, K-7, BB-1, HBP-1). L-Ingram (IP-6.1, H-8, R-7, ER-5, K-5, BB-2, HBP-1, WP-1). Murphy (IP-0.2, H-3, R-2, ER-2, K-2, BB-0). Hitting-Ironton: : Ian Ginger 1-3, Tyler Roach 1-4 2-RBI, Jon Wylie 2-4 3B 2-RBI, Brady Moatz 1-3 2B RBI, Connor Kleinman 2-4 2B, Chaydan Kerns 1-4 RBI, Braydon Baker 1-4 RBI, Dawson Philyaw 1-2 RBI, Tanner Kleinman 1-3; Ashland: Pierce Wamsley 1-3.