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Dragons score late to defeat Irish 7-6

April 6, 2019

ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fairland scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Huntington St. Joe 7-6 in high school baseball Thursday at Roger Snyder Field.

The Irish led 4-0 after one inning, but the Dragons (4-2) scored five runs in the third. St. Joe tied it in the fourth. Fairland went ahead 6-5 in the fifth, only to see the Irish tie again in the sixth.

Garrett Looney went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Dragons. Kyle Rankin also drove in two. Reliever Alex Rogers was the winning pitcher.

Hunter Eplon went 2-for-4 for St. Joe. Lenny Washington was 2-for-5. Bronson Barker drove in two runs.

On Wednesday, Gavin Hunt went 3-for-4 with five RBI and two stolen bases to help homestanding Fairland stun the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Rock Hill (4-2, 1-1). Reilly Sowards struck out five, walked none and allowed 10 hits to earn the victory. Rogers picked up a save. Just three of the runs Sowards gave up were earned. Kaleb Kidd went 3-for-4 with three RBI for Rock Hill. Logan Hankins went 2-for-2.

IRONTON ST. JOE 7, PND 2: Matt Sheridan had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the visiting (6-1) over the Titans. Chase Wilds also drove in two runs for the Flyers. Jackson Rowe pitched a complete game and struck out five to pick up the win. Chris Schmidt had two hits for Portsmouth Notre Dame.

GALLIA ACADEMY 2, SOUTH POINT 0: Wyatt Sipple singled in Adam Stout, then scored on an error to lift the Blue Devils (5-0 overall, 2-0 OVC) over the Pointers at Bob Eastham Field in Centenary. Ohio. Andrew Stoler struck out 12, walked six and allowed three hits in earning the win. South Point’s Brody Blackwell allowed just one hit, but was victimized by his team’s six errors and 10 runners left on base.

COAL GROVE 9, PORTS - MOUTH 8: Kyle Sites singled home Trey Hunt with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Hornets (3-3, 1-1 OVC) a triumph over the visiting Trojans. Cory Borders picked up the win. Tait Matney went 3-for-3 and Sites 3-for-4.

POINT PLEASANT 10, BEAU-FORT 0: Kyelar Morrow struck out nine and allowed just three hits as the Big Blacks clobbered their South Carolina opponent in Myrtle Beach. Carter Smith had four hits and drove in three runs. Hunter Blain had three RBI.

GREEN 11, SCIOTOVILLE EAST 0: Bryce Ponn went 2-for-3 with four RBI and was the winning pitcher as the Bobcats (6-1 overall, 2-0 Southern Ohio Conference) walloped the Tartans. Tayte Carver went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

WAHAMA 13, WIRT COUNTY 3: Tyler Bumgarner had two hits and two RBI to lead the White Falcons (7-2) past the Tigers (4-10). Zachary Fields was the winning pitcher.

Softball

BOYD COUNTY 11, LYNN CA M P 1: Graci Borders smashed three hits, including a home run, as the Lions beat their foe from South Carolina in Myrtle Beach. Sophia Smith went 3-for-3.

ROCK HILL 20, FAIRLAND 5: The Redwomen scored 13 runs in the final three innings to break open a close game with the Dragons at Jim Bailey Field in Rome Township, Ohio. Ryleigh Morris went 4-for-6 for Rock Hill. Sami Stamper was 3-for-4. Haylee Rowe went 2-for-4 and Baylee Harrah 2-for-5. Brynn Caroll went 2-for-3 for Fairland.

IRONTON 6, CHESAPEAKE 3: Mary Beth Burton struck out 12 to lead the Fighting Tigers (4-1, 2-0 OVC) over the home-standing Panthers. Haylee Stevens, Riley Schreck and Demi Sands all went 2-for-4. Ryleigh Swann was 2-for-3 for Chesapeake.

GALLIA ACADEMY 10, SOUTH POINT 5: Chasity Adams went 3-for-4 to pace the Blue Angels (1-6, 1-1 OVC) to a victory over the Pointers in Centenary, Ohio. Bailey Meadows was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Aubrey Unroe went 2-for-3. Hunter Copley was the winning pitcher.

PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME 12, SYMMES VALLEY 0: Claire Dettwiller went 3-for-4 with two RBI to pace the Titans (8-0, 4-0 SOC) over the Vikings (3-2, 2-2). Cassie Schaeffer drove in three and was the winning pitcher.

PORTSMOUTH 11, COAL GROVE 10: Madison Perry went 2-for-3, hit a home run and drove in two runs as the home-standing Trojans (3-6 overall, 2-0 OVC) edged the Hornets. Olivia Ramey went 3-for-3 and Jacqueline Bautista 2-for-4 with two RBI. Addi Dillow smashed a three-run homer for Coal Grove.

RIVER VALLEY 14, NELSONVILLE-YORK 2: Sierra Somerville struck out 11 Buckeyes to earn the win. Baylee Hollanbaugh had four hits. Skylar Jones homered.

POINT PLEASANT 17, ROBERT C. BYRD 15: The Big Blacks (8-1) scored four runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Eagles (1-10) in Clarksburg, W.Va. Payton Jordan went 5-for-6 with three RBI and five runs scored for Point Pleasant. Amber Hatfield and Emma Harbour smacked three hits each.

GREEN 22, NEW BOSTON 2: Rachael Cline and Eva Jenkins each drove in three runs as the Bobcats (4-4, 4-0 SOC) routed the Tigers (2-5, 0-4).

ATHENS 8, MEIGS 5: The Bulldogs scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally by the Marauders (4-4) in a Tri-Valley Conference game in Rocksprings, Ohio. Kaylee Stewart homered and was the winning pitcher.