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Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

CHESHIRE — The tune-up got the Fairland Lady Dragons running smooth.

In a quick scheduling move, Fairland played River Valley Wednesday and came away with a 9-1 win over the Lady Raiders.

“It was just a good win. We got to play a game and get some extra work before our tournament game,” Fairland coach Leroy Baise said.

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Fairland, 21-1, hosts Rock Hill at 5 p.m. Friday in the Division III sectional tournament finals.

Megan Auxier went the first five innings to get the win. She struck out 13 and walked two.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Rebels (4-14) took a 1-0 lead in the second.

Fairland got a run in the third inning on a double by Allison Hager and a single by Kirstin Midkiff.

In the fourth inning, Fairland’s Stephanie Graham was hit by a pitch, moved to second base on a ground out, stole third base and came home on a wild pitch.

Mackenzie Rucker hit an inside-the-park home run in the fifth and it was 3-1.

Fairland put the game away with six runs in the sixth.

Danielle Jordan, Mandy Clark and Hager all signed for run. Rucker and Midkiff singled to drive in runs and Auxier hit a grand slam home run, another inside-the-park hit.


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Megan Auxier, Kirstin Midkiff (6), Mackenzie Rucker (7) and Mackenzie Rucker, Beth Schlegel (7). Kari McFann and Terra Porter. W-Auxier (13-K, 2-BB). L-McFann. 2B-Fairland: Allison Hager. HR-Fairland: Megan Auxier, Mackenzie Rucker. Hitting-Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker 2-5, Kirstin Midkiff 2-5, Megan Auxier 1-3, Marie Stewart 2-3, Danielle Jordan 1-3, Mandy Clark 3-4, Allison Hager 3-3: River Valley: Stephanie Griffith 1-3, Terra Porter 1-3, Kayla Smith 1-3, Kayla Payne 1-1.