Tigers win over Richland
Tiger Matt Taylor put his name in the record books as the first varsity baseball player to hit a homerun. The shot came at Don Davidson Park against the Community Vikings. Taylor followed up with another homer in the Tigers’ next game on the road at Richland.
Fayetteville High School’s Tiger baseball team picked up a win on the road last week over Richland.
Earlier in the week, Fayetteville was swept by Community.
Friday, FHS came from behind, trailing 3-2 in the second for an 8-4 win over Richland High School.
Runs for the Tigers came 2 in the first, 2 in the third, 1 in the fifth, 1 in the sixth and 2 in the seventh.
Runs for the Raiders came 1 in the first, 2 in the third and 1 in the fourth.
Fayetteville used three arms on the mound. Zach Harwell got the start, going two and a third innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, with no hits and 3 walks. Donovan Potts went two and two-thirds innings, giving up 1 run off 1 hit, 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Ryan Yates finished the final two innings giving up no runs with no hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
The Tigers finished with 10 hits coming from Matt Taylor with 2 singles and a homerun; Ryan Yates, 2 singles; Jacob Pigg, Sean Hall, Cole Roland, Dorian King and Zach Harwell had singles.
Fayetteville had 5 errors.
On Tuesday of last week, the Tigers were defeated by Community, 10-3.
Matt Taylor became the first varsity Tiger in the high school’s first varsity season to send one over the fence in the match-up.
Fayetteville scored 1 in the second and 2 in the third. Runs for the Vikings came 1 in the first, 6 in the second and 3 in the fourth.
Yates went 5 innings, giving up 10 runs, none were earned, off 10 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Pigg finished the final two innings, giving up no runs, off 1 hit and 1 strikeout.
The Tigers had 7 hits coming from Matt Taylor with his homer; Pigg and Roland, 2 singles; Yates and King, singles.
Fayetteville finished with 5 errors.
On Monday of last week, FHS was shut out, 9-0, on the road against the Vikings.
Runs for Community came 3 in the first, 4 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 1 in the sixth.
Potts went the distance, giving up 9 runs, 8 earned, off 7 hits, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Hall had the only hit of the night for the Tigers with a double.
For their next action, FHS was to travel to Eagleville on Monday of this week, then host the Eagles Tuesday with game times at 6 p.m. Friday, the Tigers have tournament games scheduled at Community Middle School against the Middle Tennessee Monarchs at 4:45 p.m. and Mt. Pleasant at 7 p.m. Saturday tournament action continues at Eagleville where they match up with CPA at 1 p.m., then MLK at 2:15 p.m.