Dragons use team effort
PROCTORVILLE — This really was a team win.
Fairland coach Bryan Ward played starters as well as backups as the Dragons beat the Green Bobcats 5-1 Thursday.
“Their pitcher is pretty good and we were able to score some runs and get the win. And we hit some balls really hard,” said Ward.
“We had a bunch of guys to throw and they did a good job. We got some other guys some playing time that don’t get to play that much.”
Adam Taylor — the first of four pitchers — got the win with four innings of work. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Fairland (7-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Kyle Sowards doubled and Trace Adkins reached on an error for a run. Dylan Murphy walked and Garrett Scheibelhood singled for a second run.
Brandon Burcham singled to load the bases and Tyler Blake singled in two runs.
The Dragons added a run in the fourth when Luke Phillips singled, stole second and scored when Adkins reached on an error.
Burcham was 2-2 as the Dragons got six hits.
Green’s Caleb Johnson took the loss. He gave up six hits, struck out 11, walked three and hit two batters.
Clay Applegate went 2-4 for Green.
Green 000 001 0 = 1 6 3
Fairland 400 100 x = 5 6 2
Caleb Johnson and Trevor Carver. Adam Taylor, Dylan Murphy (5), Garrett Scheibelhood (6), Collin Damron (7) and Garrett Scheibelhood, Michael Morgan (6). W-Taylor (K-4, BB-0). Murphy K-1. Scheibelhood K-2 BB-2. Damron K-2. L-Johnson (K-11, BB-3, HBP-2). Hitting-Green: Clay Applegate 2-4, Trent Marcum 1-4, Trevor Carver 1-3, Matt Howard 1-3, Mark Allen 1-2; Fairland: Kyle Sowards 1-4, Garrett Scheibelhood 1-2, Brandon Burcham 2-2, Tyler Blake 1-2 rbi-2, Luke Phillips 1-3. 2B-Green: Trevor Carver; Fairland: Kyle Sowards.