Allen Schnees of Fairbanks strides for third base during the top of seventh inning in OHC action against Triad. Schnees went one-for-five during the Panthers’ 10-2 win.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
The Panthers of Fairbanks found some late-inning lighting to notch a 10-2 win Wednesday during an Ohio Heritage High School baseball game at Triad High School.
The Cardinals found the scoreboard early with some solid hitting and plate discipline to drive in a run in the bottom of the first.
FHS answered in the top of the second when Triad’s Briley Harlan struggled with his control and walked in the tying run.
Triad responded in the home half of the fourth when Jordan Simonelli came around third base to give the lead back to the Cards.
Once again, though, the Panthers kept the pressure on Harlan with a run in the top of the fifth to knot the game at 2-2.
The Panthers found their groove late in the game against Harlan, who had only given up four hits through six innings.
The tide started to change as the Panthers found gaps and put men on base.
Triad head coach Gary Davis called upon Simonelli to get the Cards out of the pickle.
FHS was able to capitalize on the pitching change and continued the onslaught by tallying eight runs by the end of the visitors’ half of the seventh.
Fairbanks head coach Josh Rine called on Jaeden Eickoff to bring home the win. He was able to close out the side in order to seal the victory.
Triad now sits at 1-4 on the year and will play Springfield Catholic on Friday.
Fairbanks increased its season record to 6-3 and will host Riverside today.
FHS 0 1 0 0 1 0 8 10 12 3
Triad 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2
WP- Pyers, 6 innings
LP- Harlan, 6 innings
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