Hunt leads Dragons past Redmen in OVC

Published 10:22 pm Friday, April 12, 2024


PEDRO — Brycen Hunt proved to be double trouble for the Rock Hill Redmen.

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The Fairland senior pitched.4 strong innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate as the Dragons beat the Redmen 16-2 in an Ohio Valley Conference run rule win on Friday.

Hunt worked 4 innings allowing one hit, 2 runs with one earned, 11 strikeouts and just one walk.

Besides going 3-3, Hunt had a double and 3 runs batted in as Fairland banged out 17 hits.

Garrett Cornwell was 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI, Kaden Wiseman 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI, Ethan Wall 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Luke Browns 3-4 with an RBI, Carson Sansom 1-2 with 2 RBI, Elias Blankenship 1-1 and Alex Morgan 1-3 with an RBI.

Hunt was hit by a pitch leading off the game, went to second on an error and scored on a hit by Ethan Wall.

Fairland (2-8, 1-1) came back and scored 7 runs in the second to open up an 8-0 lead.

Wiseman and Luke Brown singled, Sansom put down a sacrifice and both scored on a double by Hunt. Keegan Smith was safe on an error, Blankenship singled, Cornwell doubled, Blaze Perry reached on an error and Wiseman was safe on an error.

The Dragons added a run in the top of the third when Hunt walked, stole second and third and scored on an error.

Rock Hill (6-4, 4-2) got both its runs in the bottom of the third.

Ethan Blagg walked, Connor Blagg reached on a missed third strike, Dylan Griffith hit into a force play, Dawson Lewis singled in a run and Jayson McFann reached on a 2-out error as a run scored.

The lead went to 12-2 in the fourth.

Cornwell doubled, Perry walked and Brown had a 2-run single. Smith hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the third run.

The Dragons got their final 4 runs in the fifth.

Walls doubled, Perry singled and Wiseman had a sacrifice fly. Brown singled and Sansom hit a sacrifice fly and Hunt singled in the final run.

Fairland     171 34 = 16 17 1

RockHill   002 00 = 2 1 6

Brycen Hunt, Wyatt Thomas (5) and Cyrus Cummings. Dawson Lewis, Jayson McFann (3), Jake Fox (5) and Drew Schug. W-Hunt (IP-4.0, H-1, R-2, ER-1, K-11, BB-1). Thomas (IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, K-2, BB-1). L-Lewis (IP-2.0, H-7, R-8, ER-4, K-3, BB-0, HBP-1). McFann (IP-2.0, H-4, R-4, ER-3, K-4, BB-3, WP-1). Fox (IP-1.0, H-6, R-4, ER-4, K-1, BB-1). Hitting-Fairland: Brycen Hunt 3-3 2B 3-RBI, Keegan Smith RBI, Alex Morgan 1-3 RBI, Elias Blankenship 1-1, Ethan Wall 2-4 2B RBI, Garrett Cornwell 3-4 2-2B RBI, Kaden Wiseman 2-4 2B 2-RBI, Luke Brown 3-4 RBI, Carson Sansom 1-2 2-RBI; Rock Hill: Connor Blagg 1-2, Dawson Lewis 1-3 RBI.