Lady Dragons blank Wayne

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

PROCTORVLLE — Bottoms up.

The Fairland Lady Dragons got production from the bottom of the order as they blanked the Wayne (W.Va.) Lady Pioneers 5-0 Thursday.

“It was good to get a win. We were a little down, but the bottom of our lineup was hitting the ball and helped carry us,” Fairland coach Leroy Baise said.

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The Lady Dragons wasted little time getting on the scoreboard with two runs in the first inning.

Mackenzie Rucker singled and Beth Schlegel reached on a throwing error. After Megan Auxier grounded out to move the runners up a base, Marie Stewart smacked a two-run double.

Fairland added three runs in the fourth inning.

Stewart and Stephanie Graham singled and Danielle Jordan walked to load the bases. Kira Dillon walked to force in a run and Mandy Clark and Allison Hager followed with run-scoring singles.

Auxier got the win with a four-hit, complete game. She struck out 10 and did not walk a batter.

Stewart was 2-3 as Fairland collected six hits.

The Lady Dragons, 18-1, visit Ashland, Ky., at 11 a.m. Saturday.



Bloss andNapier. Megan Auxier and Mackenzie Rucker. W-Auxier (10-K, 0-BB). L-Bloss. 2B-Fairland: Marie Stewart. Hitting-Wayne: Thompson 1-3, Sharp 1-3, Napier 1-2, Bloss 1-2; Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker 1-3, Marie Stewart 2-3, Stephanie Graham 1-2, Mandy Clark 1-3, Allison Hager 1-3.