Eagles, Griffins face off

FC’s Nygel Woodard (3) and Eagle catcher Landon Smith await the pitch. | Shannon Clack Woodard

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central headed across Hwy 321 Bypass on Monday to take on Richard Winn.

The teams battled for seven innings, but it was the Eagles who came away with the 5-2 win in the nonconference contest.

With senior veteran Miller Stuck on the mound for Richard Winn, Fairfield got out to an early 1-0 lead. Stuck walked leadoff batter Nygel Woodard. Woodard stole second and then scored on a one-out Blake Gambrell single to right. 

Rylan Woodard took the mound for Fairfield in the bottom of the frame. Stuck lead off with a single, but two strikeouts and a fly out to right ended the inning.

Graeme Douglas scored for Fairfield in top of the third. With two outs, Douglas reached base on a dropped third strike, then advanced to second on a passed ball. Gambrell singled again to right to score Douglas.

Down two in the bottom of the third, a two-run shot from Charlie Bonds tied the score at two.

Stuck and the Eagles would hold Fairfield scoreless in their remaining four at bats.

A two-run single off the bat of Bennett Nicholson in the bottom of the fourth put Richard Winn ahead 4-2.

They added another run in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single to right from Anthony Armstrong.

Stuck took the seven-inning win. In 26 batters faced, he struck out 14, walked one, allowed three hits and two runs (1 earned).

Rylan Woodard faced 25 batters in his five-inning stretch. He struck out seven, walked two, allowed seven hits and four runs. Gambrell pitched one inning. He struck out one, walked one, allowed two hits and one run.

FCHS – 1-0-1-0-0-0-0 – 2, 3, 1

RWA – 0-0-2-2-0-1-X – 5, 9, 1

WP: Stuck.

RW – C Bonds 2-4, HR, 2 RBI. Nicholson 1-2, 2 RBI. Armstrong 1-4, RBI. Stuck 2-3. Burchell 1-3, 2B. Martin 1-2. Smith 1-3. FC – Gambrell 2-3, 2 RBI. Warren 1-3.

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