Fairfield split season series with Columbia after 14-6 win on Tuesday

Last updated: April 04. 2014 2:33PM - 659 Views
By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

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WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team improved to 3-2 in region play on Tuesday when they defeated the Capitals of Columbia 14-6 in a game that last nearly two and half hours.

The Griffins escaped an early 4-0 deficit when the Capitals put up four runs in the top of the first inning.

However, Fairfield starter Compton Walker was able to find a groove after giving up three walks, one hit batter and three wild pitches to fuel Columbia’s start.

Walker went on to toss a complete game while only giving up five hits.

Columbia pitcher William Gossette came unraveled in the bottom of the second inning when he walked five batters and gave up three runs.

Trailing just 4-3 in the bottom of the third inning, the Griffins made their move and exploded for seven runs to take a commanding lead that they would not relinquish.

As a team, Fairfield totaled eight hits in their scoring parade including doubles from both Chris Boyd and Akeem Foster.

Tavaris Cook and Javaris Cook did most of the damage at the top of line up as they produced three runs batted in apiece.

The Griffins are back at home tonight when they host the Shamrocks of Eau Claire. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

CH 4-0-0-2-0-0-0 — 6

FC 0-3-7-3-0-1-x — 14

WP: Compton Walker.

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