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Dragons rip Rebels; Green belts Eastern

CHESHIRE — It was a chance for the Fairland Dragons to swing their bats, and they got right into the swing of things.

Friday, April 01, 1999

CHESHIRE — It was a chance for the Fairland Dragons to swing their bats, and they got right into the swing of things.

The Dragons banged out 13 hits en route to a 17-0 whitewash of the South Gallia Rebels Wednesday.

"It was a good opportunity for us to get some swings in during game conditions," said Fairland coach Roger Snyder. "We know it’s going to get tougher as we go, so we just need to get better."

Fairland, 2-0, was led by Jeremy Louden who went 3-3 with a triple and two runs batted in. Stuart Shepherd was 2-3 with three RBI, and Nick Jones was 2-3 with a home run.

The Dragons got two runs in the first.

Louden singled, Greg Johnson hit into a fielder’s choice, stole second, Brad Shortridge walked, and, after an error, Johnson scored on Rick Pauley’s sacrifice fly. Shepherd’s base hit scored Shortridge.

The lead went to 3-0 in the second with one out as Louden singled, stole second, and came home on a dropped fly ball.

The Dragons erupted for 12 runs starting with Jones’ lead off home run. Louden and Shepherd had two-run singles to highlight the uprising.

The final two runs scored in the fourth on five walks.

Pauley went the first three innings to get the win. Shepherd finished up the final two innings

Fairland 21(12) 20 – 17 13 1

South Gallia 000 00 – 0 1 4

Rick Pauley, Stuart Shepherd (4) and Brad Shortridge, K. C. Jones (2). Bradshaw, Barnes (3), Bailey (4) and Harrison. W-Pauley. L-Bradshaw. 3B-Fairland: Jeremy Louden. HR-Fairland: Nick Jones. Hitting-Fairland: Jeremy Louden 3-3 (2 RBIs), Stuart Shepherd 2-3 (3 RBIs), Nick Jones 2-3 (RBI).

 

Green 30, Eastern 1

FRANKLIN FURNACE – Blowout.

The Green Bobcats crushed the Eastern Eagles 30-1 after two and one-half innings of work.

"It was just one of those games," said Green coach Dave Shoupe.

It became one of those games quickly as the Bobcats scored 22 runs in the first inning highlighted by Eric Bennett’s 3-run homer.

Bennett went 3-3 with a double.

Pat McDavid was also 3-3 with two doubles, Chris Williams 2-4 including a triple, Rick Perkins 3-4, and Tim Brumfield 2-3.

Green plays at 4:30 p.m. today at Coal Grove.

Eastern 010 – 1 1 8

Green (22)8x – 30 17 0

Bailey, Rider, Haddle (1) and Rider, Bailey (1). Jared Hineman and Jared Harmon. W-Hineman 1-0 (3-K, 1-W). L-Bailey. 2B-Green: Pat McDavid 2, Eric Bennett, Justin Voiers. 3B-Green: Chris Williams. HR-Green: Justin Voiers, Eric Bennett; Eastern: Bailey. Hitting-Green: Eric Bennett 3-3, Pat McDavid 3-3,Chris Williams 2-4, Rick Perkins 3-4, Tim Brumfield 2-3, Justin Voiers 2-3.