Tigers beat Hornets, fall to Raiders


Fayetteville High School’s Tigers took a win over Huntland Monday night in the district tourney, but then fell to the Moore County Raiders in a shutout that ended the season.

Against the Hornets, the Tigers built a five-run lead in the third inning and then held off Huntland’s charge for a 6-4 victory.

Fayetteville fired up the offense in the second inning when Josh Thomas hit a solo homer. The Tigers then put up four runs in the third inning. Andy Locker, Thomas and Charlie Burk all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

Burk led the Tigers to victory on the hill. The ace went four innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six. Jacob Thomas threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Thomas recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Fayetteville.

The Tigers tallied 10 hits in the game. Locker, Burk, Cam Sheridan and Thomas all managed multiple hits. Locker went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Fayetteville.

Fayetteville didn’t commit a single error in the field.

The Tigers then faced off against Moore County’s Raiders, falling 7-0.

FHS fell behind early and couldn’t come back. The Tigers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Moore County, giving up seven runs.

GW Davis led things off on the mound for Fayetteville. The pitcher allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings, striking out 11. Jacob Thomas and Josh Thomas entered the game as relief, throwing two-thirds of an inning and one-third of an inning, respectively.

Davis went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead Fayetteville in hits.

By the numbers

Tigers vs. Huntland

By Inning: FHS, 0, 1, 4, 0, 1, 0 (final, 6); Huntland, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0 (final, 4).

At the Plate: Cam Sheridan, 2 singles; Andy Locker, double, 2 singles; Jonathan Cannon, double; Josh Thomas, homerun and a single; Charlie Burk, 2 singles.

On the Mound: Charlie Burk, 4 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts; Jacob Thomas, 3 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts.

Errors: FHS, 0; Huntland, 3.

Tigers vs. Moore County

By Inning: FHS, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 (final, 0); Moore County, 1, 0, 3, 0, 1, 2 (final, 7).

At the Plate: GW Davis, double.

On the Mound: GW Davis, 5 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 11 strikeouts; Josh Thomas, 1/3 inning, 0 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts; Jacob Thomas, 2/3 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout.

Errors: FHS, 1; Moore County, 0.