Dragons suffer tough-luck loss to Pioneers

Published 9:00 pm Thursday, April 11, 2024

By Jim Walker


PROCTORVILLE — Maybe Fairland needs a horseshoe on its dragon.

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Lady Luck has abandoned the Dragons this season as they lost another tough game on Tuesday when the Wayne Pioneers got a 2-1 win.

Fairland (1-8) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when Keegan Smith walked, stole second and scored on a hit by Alex Morgan.

Wayne (7-9) tied the game in the top of the fourth on a single by Brady Dyer and a double by Fisher Fry.

The Pioneers got the winning run in the sixth when Austin Porter led off with a base hit, stole second and scored on a 2-out single by Parker Adkins.

By getting the game-winning hit, Adkins gave himself the pitching win as he went the distance allowing 5 hits, striking out 5 and walking one.

Blaze Perry was the hard-luck loser as he pitched a complete game allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs while striking out 8 and walking 2.

Ben Southard was 2-3 for Fairland with Morgan 1-4 and an RBI and Garrett Cornwell and Kaden Wiseman each 1-3.

Dyer was 2-3 for Wayne, Fry 1-3 with a double and RBI, Adkins 1-3 and an RBI, and Porter 1-2.

Wayne 000 101 0 = 2 5 2

Fairland 001 000 0 = 1 5 1

Parker Adkins and Austin Porter. Blaze Perry and Cyrus Cummings. W-Adkins (IP-7.0, H-5, R-1, ER-1, K-5, BB-1, HBP-1. L-Perry (IP-7.0, H-5, R-2, ER-2, K-8, BB-2). Hitting-Wayne: Austin Porter 1-2, Brady Dyer 2-3, Fisher Fry 1-3 2B RBI, Parker Adkins 1-3 RBI; Fairland: Alex Morgan 1-4 RBI, Garrett Cornwell 1-3, Kaden Wiseman 1-3, Ben Southard 2-3.