Griffins soar past Keenan

By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

April 11, 2014

WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central baseball team tightened its grip on the number two spot in region III-AA when they dismantled the Keenan Raiders 15-7 on Tuesday.

With the win, Fairfield is now 5-2 in region play.

The Griffins combined for 12 hits led by their lead off hitter Tavaris Cook.

“We hit the ball pretty well and he (T. Cook) has been on tear,” Fairfield Central head coach Scotty Dean said.

Cook finished 3-4 at plate, scored four runs and stole five bases.

As a team, Fairfield Central combined for 10 stolen bases.

On the mound, Compton Walker pitched five innings and allowed five runs on three hits, eight walks and struck out eight.

Stanley McManus pitched the final two innings and gave up two runs on one hit, two walks and struck out four.

Dean was pleased to get the victory, but would like to see his pitching staff cut down on their walks.

“If we could just get our walks down we would be doing pretty good,” he noted.

Fairfield played the region’s top team, Pelion, on Thursday, but scores were unavailable at press time.

McManus was scheduled to take the hill against the Panthers.

With his team’s sights set on the playoffs, Dean is hopeful to secure a post-season contest at Boykin Field.

“If we can just take care of business we can guarantee ourselves of a home playoff game,” he said.

FC 1-0-2-5-2-1-4 — 15

KH 0-0-3-1-1-1-1 — 7

WP C. Walker.

FC hitters: T. Cook 3-4 four runs. J. Cook 2-2 two walks. C. Walker 2-3 double and two walks. S. McManus 3-4.