Timberwolves outlast Lady Dragons

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

SPRING VALLEY, W.Va. — Fairland coach Leroy Baise found a silver lining.

Baise was upbeat despite the Lady Dragons 5-4 loss to the Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves in 10 innings Wednesday.

“It was a tough loss, but we’re a young team and we learned a lot. Usually in a game like this, it comes down to who the home team is,” said Baise.

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Using the international tiebreaker, Spring Valley got a runner on second base to start the 10th inning and, after a passed ball, got a ground out to end the game.

The T-wolves went up 2-0 after three inning but Fairland tied the game 2-2 in the fourth.

Megan Brooks walked, Mackenzie Rucker singled, an error moved the runners up, Brooks scored on a passed ball and Kirstin Midkiff had an RBI single.

The Lady Dragons took a 3-2 lead in the sixth on a solo home run by Rucker.

The T-Wolves tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

Rucker started the ninth on second base, went to third base on a passed ball and Midkiff had another RBI single.

Spring Valley scored in the bottom of the inning to tie the game again.

Megan Auxier took the loss despite 13 strikeouts and no walks.

Fairland (13-8) hosts Russell, Ky., Thursday.


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Jordan Fulks (3-K, 4-BB), Megan Auxier (3) and Megan Brooks, Mackenzie Rucker (5). Whitt, Jackson (4) and Blaxton. W-Jackson. L-Auxier (13-K, 0-BB). HR-Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker. Hitting-Fairland: Megan Brooks 1-3, Mackenzie Rucker 3-4, Megan Auxier 1-4, Kirstin Midkiff 2-4; Spring Valley: Stickler 1-4, Bailey 1-4, Macri 3-5, Conn 1-4, Blaxton 1-4.