Tiger baseball sweeps Knights
Fayetteville High School’s Kylar Gentry worked the mound four innings in the Tigers’ first game against Riverside Christian Academy. ~ Photo by Evan Buck
Fayetteville High School’s Tiger baseball team picked up two wins last week over Riverside Christian Academy.
The wins, added with the previous week’s victory over Lancaster Christian, gave the Tiger program its first three-game winning streak. On Thursday, Fayetteville took a Senior Night loss to Culleoka.
Two wearing the orange and black have played their final home game for the Tigers, Kyler Gentry and Ryan Yates.
Thursday against Culleoka, FHS went down 7-4. With the help of Tiger miscues, the Warriors plated 3 runs in the first, then added 2 in the second and 2 in the fourth. Fayetteville scored 1 in the first, 1 in the fourth and 2 in the seventh.
The Tigers out hit the Warriors, 9-7, but errors proved costly with 4 of Culleoka’s runs unearned.
Ryan Yates had 2 singles; Jacob Pigg, single and double; Sean Hall, single and double; Denzell Hampton, 2 doubles; Zack Harwell, single.
Yates went six and one-third innings, giving up 7 runs (3 earned) off 8 hits, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts. Kylar Gentry finished giving up no runs, no hits, no strikeouts or walks.
Riverside Christian Academy’s Josh Brooks pitches during action against Fayetteville High School last Monday afternoon. ~ Photo by Evan Buck
Tuesday, the Tigers hosted RCA and hung on for the win, 5-4.
Runs for FHS came 1 in the first and 4 in the third. The Knights plated 2 in the first and 2 in the fourth.
The Tigers finished with 7 hits coming from Ryan Yates with 2 singles; Jacob Pigg, single and double; Will Clark, single; Denzell Hampton, single; and Matt Taylor, single.
Zack Harwell got the win, going four innings, giving up 4 runs (2 earned) off 5 hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout. Austin Holdmeyer finished giving up no runs, no hits, no walks with 1 strikeout. Defensively, the Tigers were charged with 5 errors.
On Monday of last week, the Tigers traveled to RCA and finished with the win, 8-0.
Runs for FHS came 4 in the first, 2 in the third, 1 in the fifth and 1 in the sixth.
Ryan Yates had 2 singles; Jacob Pigg, triple; Andrew Kelley, single; Darrion King, 2 singles; Will Clark, single; Sean Hall, 2 singles; Matt Taylor triple.
Kylar Gentry got the win in the shutout finishing with 1 hit, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Matt Taylor went three innings, putting 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 strikeout in the books. The Tigers played eight innings of error-free baseball.
Fayetteville was to wrap up their season traveling to Richland on Monday of this week. The coaches’ meeting to decide seeding for district tournament action was to be held Tuesday.