Griffin baseball, softball end playoff runs

The Griffins made their 2nd playoff appearance under two-year head coach Larry Perry. | Photo: Shannon Clack Woodard

WINNSBORO – After dropping a one-run 1st round game to Liberty in the SCHSL 2A state tourney, Fairfield (11-10) fell to Fox Creek 7-1 on Thursday, ending their playoff run.

Leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth with two outs, Fox Creek plated five runs in the frame to extend their lead 7-1.

Graeme Douglas went 2-3 for Fairfield. Yohance Harrison and Jonathan Warren each doubled in the game; Harrison had Fairfield’s lone RBI.

Blake Gambrell took the loss from the mound. He surrendered seven runs on ten hits over four and two-thirds innings of work. He struck out six and walked three. Tyon Belton pitched the remainder of the game. He struck out one and allowed three hits.

FXCR – 0-0-1-1-5-0-0 – 7, 13, 0

FCHS – 0-0-0-1-0-0-0 – 1, 6, 1

WP: Walker. LP: Gambrell

FC: Warren 1-2, 2B. Belton 1-3. Douglas 2-3. Harrison 1-2, 2B, RBI. R. Woodard 1-3.

SOFTBALL- The Griffin softball team also dropped their elimination game after a first round loss to Liberty. Fairfield faced Silver Bluff last Friday in Winnsboro.

The Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead in the second and Fairfield was unable to recover, falling with an 18-0 final in five innings to Silver Bluff.

Briana Boulware, Aryannah Qualls, Symra Thomas and Amari Cook each singled.

Myah McMillian took the loss. She faced 38 batters in 5 innings, allowing 18 runs on 15 hits. She walked eight and struck out four.

SB – 0-6-2-3-7-X-X – 18, 15, 0

FC – 0-0-0-0-0-X-X – 0, 4, 1

WP: Lamb. LP: McMillian

FC: Boulware 1-3. Qualls 1-2. Thomas 1-2. Cook 1-2.

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