Monday, October 20, 2014

Tiger bats power FC to victory over East Coweta 7-6


By Christopher Dunn

Chris Jones unloads a mammoth two run home run to key Fayette County to victory over East Coweta. (Staff Photo

The Fayette County Tigers rode a big inning to victory and held on against the East Coweta Indians 7-6 on Friday.
The Tigers faced an early 2-0 hole, but rebounded with two runs in the bottom of the first and tacked on four more in the second.
"Our bats are starting to come around. We're starting to hit the ball pretty good. We just have to keep working harder to get the job done," said coach Frank Dixon.
They got enough pitching to hang on as Austyn Spruill, Damon Haskett, and Jordan Coleman combined to shut down the Indians when needed.
"They stood tall. They did what they had to do. All I can say is I'm real proud of the fact they didn't give up," Dixon added. "The team is learning how to finish."
East Coweta got the scoring started in the top of the first when they strung together three consecutive singles, the last by Jaquez Williams plating Stephan Cruver for the game's first run. Austin Jones would reach base on an error to score Bryce Gemmel for a 2-0 lead.
Fayette knotted it up in the bottom half of the first on a RBI double by Alex Adorno and a RBI single by Wahid Ali that scored courtesy runner Adam Patterson.
A 1-2-3 top of the second was followed up by a big half inning for the Tigers. Kawaan Baker got the ball rolling by wreaking havoc on the basepaths. Baker reach based on an error, then stole second base, and moved over to third on a passed ball. Kameron Barlow also reached on an error, scoring Baker. Jordan Coleman struck out, but would reach base on a dropped third strike. Barlow would end up scoring on the play. Chris Jones made them pay even more for the miscues as he blasted a moon shot, two run home run for a 6-2 lead.
East Coweta chipped away at the lead, but could never fully close the gap.
Baker would help score the last run as he drew a two out walk in the bottom of the sixth. He would move over to third on a Brandon Wade single and score on a wild pitch.


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