Eagles walk by CG

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

COAL GROVE — The Fairview Eagles saved their gas money and walked.

Taking advantage of 12 walks, the Fairview (Ky.) beat the Coal Grove Hornets 12-1 Friday.

Coal Grove coach John Jones said his team hit the baseball well but was the victim of bad luck.

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“We hit the ball hard all night, they just wouldn’t fall. We probably hit the ball harder than we have all week,” Jones said.

Fairview took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning on two walks and a two-out fly ball double.

Coal Grove cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the inning when Andy Smith walked and Randy Wise spanked a two-out double.

But Fairview used five walks and a base hit to score four times in the fifth inning to take a 6-1 lead.

Coal Grove, 7-10, hosted Clay Saturday and will travel to Chesapeake on Tuesday for a Division III sectional tournament game.


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Bayless and Jones. Bryan Bryant, Taylor Dean (6) and Andy Smith. W-Bayless (7-K, 7-BB). L-Bryant (5-K, 12-BB, 9-ER, 5-H). 2B-Fairview: Harris; Coal Grove: Randy Wise. Hitting-Fairview: Holbrook 1-2, Clark 2-5, Jones 1-2, Harris 3-3,McCormick 1-3; Coal Grove: Randy Wise 2-4, Taylor Dean 1-1.