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Dragons edge Redmen in 8 innings

Jim Walker



PEDRO — The Fairland Dragons have a recovery program: Get good pitching and fight and claw on offense.

Fairland bounced back from an 8-1 loss on Thursday to Chesapeake by beat the Rock Hill Redmen 3-1 in eight innings on Friday.

“We were flat after last night, but we got good pitching from Damron and we were able to manufacture enough runs to win,” said Fairland coach Bryan Ward.

Collin Damron pitched a three-hit complete game as he struck out 13 and walked just one.

Trace Adkins was 2-3 to lead the offense.

Sean McFann struck out six and walked two as the tough-luck loser.

Fairland (6-7, 4-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Adkins singled, stole second, went to third on a ground out and scored on an error.

Rock Hill (0-7, 0-6) tied the game in the fifth when Heath Carpenter – who went 2-3 at the plate — singled, went to second on an errant pickoff throw, took third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.

In the eighth, Adkins walked, stole second, Tyler George singled to put runners on the corners and George stole second.

Damron hit a sacrifice fly to put the Dragons ahead and a wild pitch scored George with an insurance run.

On Monday, Fairland travels to Portsmouth while Rock Hill visits Chesapeake in league games.

Fairland 100 000 02 = 3 5 2

Rock Hill 000 010 00 = 1 3 2

Collin Damron and Garrett Scheibelhood. Sean McFann, Danny Long (8) and Cody Lewis. W-Damron (K-13, BB-1). L-McFann (K-6, BB-2). Hitting—FHS: Trace Adkins 2-3, Tyler George 1-4, Dylan Murphy 1-3, Brett Curry 1-4; RH: Drew McClaskey 1-4, Heath Carpenter 2-3.