Fairland picks up big OVC win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 10, 2008

SOUTH POINT — The Fairland Dragons called on Tyler Thackston for Wednesday’s key Ohio Valley Conference game against the South Point Pointers.

Thackston answered the call in a big way as he threw a complete game four-hitter and also went 3-3 at the plate as the Dragons won 4-1.

Thackston struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

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“He did a nice job. He had a good ball game,” said Fairland coach Roger Snyder. “We played pretty well. We made some nice plays.”

Zac Jordan walked, moved up on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a hit by Thackston as Fairland took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

South Point tied the game in the third when Blake Meadows beat out an infield hit, Stephen McClure had a base hit and Kyle Dickess hit a sacrifice fly.

But the Dragons took the lead for good in the fourth inning.

Robbie Easterling walked, Thackston doubled and Nate Burcham put down a squeeze bunt for an RBI.

Fairland added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth.

Thackston had a two-out double and scored on a hit by Tyler Godby.

Burcham struck out but the ball got away from the catcher and Ethan Long followed with an RBI single.

Fairland is 4-0 and 2-0 in the OVC. South Point is 2-1 and 0-1.


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Tyler Thackston and Tyler Godby. Jacob Seagraves and Stephen McClure. W-Thackston (7-K, 0-BB, 1-ER). L-Seagraves (11-K, 3-BB, 3-ER). 2B-Fairland: Tyler Thackston 2. Hitting-Fairland: Zac Jordan 1-3, Tyler Thackston 3-3, Tyler Godby 1-3, Ethan Long 1-3. South Point: Tyler Smith 1-3, Jacob Seagravss 1-3, Meadows 1-3, Stephen McClure 1-2.