Fairland uses lucky number to rally past Symmes Valley, 8-3
PROCTORVILLE - It looks like "7" was the Fairland Dragons lucky number.
Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Fairland scored seven runs and posted an 8-3 win over the Symmes Valley Vikings Tuesday in a non-league game.
"Symmes Valley played well. We were a little lackadaisical, but I don't want to take anything from them. They have a nice team," Fairland coach Roger Snyder said.
Cory McKnight walked, Adam Fuller singled and Trenton Moore walked to load the bases to begin the sixth inning rally.
Nolan Love walked to force in a run and Chris Barnett singled home Fuller. An out later, Trenton Moore scored on a bunt by Todd Maynard who reached safely on the play.
Michael Hill was safe on an error as a run scored, Josh Moore walked to force home another run and Fuller delivered a two-run single.
Symmes Valley took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
Dillon and Kyle Meadows reached on errors and Chase Higgins had a base hit.
Fairland (4-0) tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Fuller walked, stole second, took third on a passed ball and came home when Trenton Moore grounded out.
The Vikings went up 2-1 in the fifth when Cory Burcham singled, stole second and came home on a double by Chad Artrip.
Symmes Valley added a run in the seventh when Matt Owens doubled and Justin Holland singled.
Josh Moore got the win as he allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked two. Vikings starter Kyle Meadows took the loss.
Fuller was 2-for-3 to pace Fairland at the plate. Artrip went 2-for-4 to pace the Vikings.
Kyle Meadows, Chad Artrip (7) and Justin Holland. Josh Moore and Adam Fuller. W-Moore (7-K, 2-W). L-Meadows (2-K, 4-W). 2B-SV: Chad Artrip, Matt Owens. Hitting-Symmes Valley: Cory Burcham 1-4, Justin Holland 1-4, Chad Artrip 2-4, Chase Higgins 1-3, Matt Owens 1-3; Fairland: Nick Zundel 1-3, Todd Maynard 1-3, Adam Fuller 2-3, Chris Barnett 1-2. Records: Fairland 4-0, Symmes Valley 1-2.