Fairland rallies in 7th to beat Timberwolves

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

PROCTORVILLE - All for one and one for all.

The Fairland Dragons used a team effort to beat the Spring Valley Timberwolves 5-4 Thursday in a non-league game.

Cory McKnight and Chris Barnett combined on an 8-hitter and five different players had hits as the Dragons improved to 2-0 on the season.

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"Everyone contributed in some way," Fairland coach Roger Snyder said. "It takes a team effort to beat Spring Valley. They're a solid team so it was a good win. Any time you beat Spring Valley, you've beaten a good team."

Fairland took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Michael Hill singled with two outs, moved up on a passed ball and scored on a hit by Josh Moore.

Spring Valley tied the game in the second and took a 4-1 lead after three innings.

Fairland tied the game in the fifth.

Trenton Moore singled, Nolan Love walked, and a throwing error over the fence scored Moore. Nick Zundel singled home a run and Hill hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

Fairland won the game with a run in the bottom of the seventh.

Love walked, Michael Spence went in as a pinch-runner and moved up on a passed ball. Spring Valley intentionally walked Hill and Todd Maynard to load the bases, but Moore crossed up the strategy with a long single to right over the drawn-in outfield.

Trenton Moore was 2-for-3 and Josh Moore 2-for-4 to lead the Dragons.

Fairland plays at River Valley Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

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Josh Mathews, Austin Pratt (6) and Clay Maddox. Cory McKnight, Chris Barnett (6) and Adam Fuller. W-Barnett (2-K, 1-W). McKnight (5-K, 2-W). L-Pratt. 2B-Spring Valley: Clay Maddox. 3B-Fairland: Trenton Moore. Hitting-Spring Valley: Clay Maddox 1-4, Justin Maynard 2-4, Willie Bays 1-3, John Kelly 1-3, Justin Albert 1-2, Austin Pratt 1-3, Garrett Smith 1-3; Fairland: Nick Zundel 1-3, Todd Maynard 1-3, Michael Hill 1-2, Josh Moore 2-4, Trenton Moore 2-3. Records: Spring Valley 0-2, Fairland 2-0.