Dragons gang up to beat Redmen

Published 5:03 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024



PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Dragons ganged up on the Rock Hill Redmen.

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No, no. It wasn’t a physical altercation but it was actually 4 Fairland pitchers ganging up for a 2-hitter as the Dragons beat the Redmen 7-2 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.

Ethan Wall went the first 3 innings and did not allow a hit, struck out 6 and walked one. Blaze Perry went 2 innings, gave up a hit, fanned 5 and walked 2. Garrett Cornwell went one inning allowing 2 runs, one hit with a walk, and Brycen Hunt went the final inning with 3 strikeouts and a walk.

Fairland took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.

Hunt and Perry walked, Alex Morgan grounded out for a run, Walls doubled for a run and Luke Brown had an RBI groundout.

The lead went to 2-0 in the second when Keegan Smith walked, stole second and scored on a hit by Hunt. An outfield error allowed Hunt to score.

A run scored in the fourth when Smith singled and scored when Hunt singled and there was an error on the play.

The Redmen got their 2 runs in the top of the sixth.

Braxton Harper was hit by a pitch, Ethan Blagg singled and both scored when Connor Blagg reached on a 2-out, 2-base error.

The Dragons got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Ben Southard singled, stole second and scored on Hunt’s hit.

Hunt was 3-3 with an RBI as the Dragons got 6 hits. Wall was 1-3 with a double and an RBI, Southard 1-3 and Smith 1-2 with an RBI.

The Rock Hill hits were singled by Dylan Griffith in the fifth inning and a seventh inning single by Ethan Blagg.


Rock Hill 000 002 0 = 2 2 3

Fairland   320 101 x = 7 6 3

Jayson McFann, Dylan Griffith (2) and Drew Schug. Ethan Wall, Blaze Perry (4), Garrett Cornwell (5), Brycen Hunt (7) and Cyrus Cummings. W-Wall (IP-3.0, H-0, R-0, K-6, BB-1). Perry (IP-2.0, H-1, R-0, K-5, BB-2). Cornwell (IP-1.0, H-1, R-2, K-0, BB-1). Hunt (IP-1.0, H-0, R-0, K-3, BB-1). L-McFann (IP-1.2, H-2, R-5, ER-4, K-2, BB-4, HBP-1). Griffith (IP-4.1, H-4, R-2, ER-1, K-2, BB-0, HBP-1, WP-1). Hitting-Rock Hill: Dylan Griffith 1-4, Ethan Blagg 1-2; Fairland: Brycen Hunt 3-3 RBI, Alex Morgan RBI, Ethan Wall 1-3 2B RBI, Luke Brown RBI, Ben Southard 1-3, Keegan Smith 1-2 RBI.