JACKSON – The Jackson Ironmen rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the third inning against Valley on Monday for a 14-4 victory at Dick “Sparky” Haller Field.

The Ironmen won their fifth game in a row, improving to 5-0 on the young season, while the Indians slipped to 3-3.

“I told the guys after we beat Warren on Saturday, we are 4-0, and we just run-ruled one of the top teams. We are not going to sneak up on anybody anymore,” said Jackson head coach Josh McGraw. “Every time we go out, we are probably going to face the other team's ace pitcher, just like today.

“They (Valley) are a SOC team, and they took this game seriously. We faced their ace, and he is pretty good, but we just had a lot of good at-bats today.”

Valley (3-3) jumped out to a 4-0 lead against the Ironmen in the top of the third inning, but the advantage didn’t last long. The Ironmen scored five runs in the bottom of the inning, punctuated by Ty Broermann (2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBI), who had a two-run double to cut the lead to 4-3.

Broermann later scored on a passed ball, while Landon Camp, who reached on a groundball error, plated Drew Bragg for the go-ahead run to give Jackson a 5-4 lead.

“We didn't have a good defensive inning in the top of the third and fell behind 4-0,” McGraw said. “Truthfully though, I didn’t say much. I wanted to see how we would respond on our own. Good teams don’t need to be preached at all the time.

“I started to, but then I backed away and said let's go. We have good senior leadership, as well as junior leadership, and I was very proud of them today.”

The Ironmen extended the lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the fourth, before exploding for six runs in the fifth to blow the game open. Cade Wolford started the onslaught with an RBI double. Broermann followed with an RBI single, and Haydn Brown singled home two runs to give the Ironmen a 10-run cushion that ended the game by mercy rule.

“It seemed Broermann had RBIs in every inning. It seems like we are leaning on him and Caeleb McGraw in those RBI spots, and Caeleb seems like he had his 15th sacrifice fly this year, which shows they are doing their job. But that is what we preach is for everybody to do their job.”

Jackson finished with 11 hits, including five for extra bases. Seven of its nine starters had at least one hit, while four Ironmen drove in at least two runs in the game.

The Ironmen used two pitchers in the win.

Logan Camp, who got the start, allowed four runs (one earned) and had three strikeouts. The senior left-hander scattered eight hits in four innings of work to earn his first varsity career win for the Ironmen.

“Logan did a great job for us today,” said McGraw. “His pitch count got up there, and early in the season, you have got those guys out.”

In addition, freshman Boston Campbell came on in relief and pitched a perfect inning in the top of the fifth for Jackson, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

“He didn’t even know he was going in, and I went to him and asked if he could throw today,” McGraw said about Campbell. “He doesn’t throw a lot of innings, even at the junior varsity level.

“We have a few freshmen who can pitch, and I am not afraid to go to them.”

The Ironmen were back in non-league action on Tuesday against Unioto at the Chillicothe V.A. Memorial Stadium. They will open Frontier Athletic Conference play on Wednesday at Miami Trace before returning home to face McClain on Friday.