Griffins win two over Camden Military

WINNSBORO – The Griffins fell behind early against Camden last Thursday and couldn’t come back. The Griffins could not contain the high-octane Bulldog bats, taking a non-conference 12-2 loss.

Jacob McManus hurls one from the mound in last Thursday’s loss to Camden. | Martha Ladd

Camden scored two in the first inning, but tacked on six more in the second inning. The Griffins to stifle the Bulldogs in the third and put up a run of their own. Sha’Kein Holmes singled on a ground ball to second and advanced on a Chazi Jones bunt. Holmes stole third and scored on a wild pitch before the inning ended.

The Griffins only plated one more run. In the bottom of the sixth, Jones singled on a hard ground ball to center and advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Montaviaus Thompson. CJ Simmons’s single to second scored Jones.

Jacob McManus took the loss for the Griffins. He pitched two innings and allowed eight runs on five hits, striking out two.

Fairfield Central’s Thursday and Friday games against Batesburg-Leesville and Ridge View were postponed because of the weather.

The Griffins returned to action Monday and Tuesday in a two-game series against Camden Military and found redemption as they swept the Spartans.

Taylor Truesdale took the mound for the Griffins on Monday, and threw a no-hitter in the 3-1 win. Truesdale, who pitched a complete game, struck out eight and allowed only one run.

The Griffins speed was a highlight once again as they collected 13 stolen bases, six from Jones alone. Jones went 2-4 for the Griffins.

The Spartans returned on Tuesday with a vengeance. Though the Griffins managed ten hits to Camden Military’s four, the Spartans took an early 4-3 lead in the third inning and stretched it to 10-5 by the bottom of the fifth.

The Griffins rallied in the seventh, scoring seven runs and sealing up the win 12-11 with a walk-off walk.

CJ Simmons took the win for the Griffins, pitching two and two-thirds innings. Holmes threw three and a third innings of relief.

Chazi Jones and Dylan Kurtz each collected two of the Griffins’ ten hits. The quick Griffin speed again gave them an edge as nine bases were stolen during the game. Taylor Truesdale snagged three.


Camden 12, Fairfield Central 2

CHS – 2-6-0-0-1-0-3- 12, 8, 1

FCHS – 0-0-1-0-0-1-0- 2, 3, 4

PITCHING: FCHS –  McManus 2.0 IP, 5H,  8R, 5ER, 2K, 2BB (LP). Simmons 5.0 IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 7K, 2BB .

HITTING: 1B- Jones, Simmons, Holmes (FCHS). RBI- Holmes

Fairfield Central 3, Camden Military 1

FCHS – 0-0-1-0-1-0-1 – 3, 5, 1

CMS – 0-0-0-0-1-0-0 – 1, 0, 2

PITCHING: FCHS – Truesdale 7.0 IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 8K, 3BB (WP).

HITTING: FCHS – 1B – Jones (2), Simmons, Kurtz. 2B – Truesdale. RBI – Simmons, Thompson.

Fairfield Central 12, Camden Military 11

CMS – 0-0-4-2-4-0-1 – 11, 4, 1

FCHS – 1-0-2-2-0-0-7 – 12, 10, 10

PITCHING: FCHS: McManus 1.0 IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2K, 1BB. Holmes 3.1 IP, 3H, 10R, 0ER, 7K, 3BB. Simmons 2.2 IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 7K, 2BB (WP).

HITTING: FCHS: 1B – Jones(2), Simmons, McManus, Gonzalez, Cialen Gadsen. 2B – Kurtz, Mack. 3B – Kurtz, Thompson. RBI – Adam Gonzalez (3), Malik Holmes, Kurtz, Ruben Mack, Simmons (2), Thompson.

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