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N-Y gets win over Ironton

Jim Walker



Dionne Warwick sang, “Walk On By,” and that’s just what happened to the Ironton Fighting Tigers.

Four Ironton’s pitchers combined to walk 11 batters along with a hit batsman as the Fighting Tigers’ late-season slump continued right into Wednesday’s Division III sectional tournament in a 10-0 loss to the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes.

Conversely, the Buckeyes’ Hunter Dobbs pitched a two-hitter as he struck out seven and did not issue a walk.

Ironton (10-12) only got a fourth inning single by Garrett Carrico and a fifth inning single by Kyle Kleinman.

“Walks and poor hitting were the theme today. It’s been that way for the last two or three weeks,” said Ironton coach Larry Goodwin.

After a scoreless first inning, N-Y got five runs in the second.

Tyler Smith walked and then Micah Odenthal and Levi Lent drew two-out walks to load the bases.

Garrett Maiden singled for two runs, Ted Campbell singled in a run and Reece Robson doubled home two more.

N-Y got a run in the fifth on a walk to Robson, two passed balls and D.J. Hopkins two-out single.

The lead went to 8-0 in the sixth.

Maiden singled, stole second and scored on Campbell’s hit. Campbell took second on the throw home, moved to third on another passed ball and scored when Dobbs hit a sacrifice fly.

The final two runs scored in the seventh on walks to Shakim Williams and Hopkins, a passed ball and Maiden’s base hit.

Nelsonville-York will host Coal Grove at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the sectional finals.

Nelsonville 050 012 2 = 10 7 0

Ironton 000 000 0 = 0 2 0

Hunter Dobbs and Tyler Smith. Cody Rawlins, Larry Morris (3), Garrett Carrico (3), Dane Wilson (6) and Bryce Thomas. W-Dobbs (K-7, BB-0). L-Rawlins (IP-2.0, H-3, R-5, ER-5, K-4, BB-3, HBP-1). Morris (IP-0.1, BB-2). Carrico (IP-2.2, H-1, R-1, ER-0, K-4, BB-3). Wilson (IP-2, H-3, R-4, ER-3, K-3, BB-3). Hitting-NY: Garrett Maiden 3-5 rbi-3 2B, Ted Campbell 2-5 rbi-3, Reece Robson 1-1 rbi-2, D.J. Hopkins 1-3, Hunter Dobbs rbi; Ironton: Garrett Carrico 1-3, Kyle Kleinman 1-3.