No. 8 Fairmont Senior collects 17 hits in 15-5 win over No. 5 Bluefield

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — No. 8 Fairmont Senior posted back-to-back six-run innings to defeat No. 5 Bluefield, 15-5 in 5 innings Friday evening at Robert C. Byrd High School’s Staton Field. The game was part of the Connect Bridgeport Invitational.

The Beavers (11-5) led 1-0 after the first inning before the Polar Bears answered with a run in the second, two more in the third and six-run frames in the fourth and fifth to put the 10-run rule in effect.

FSHS (14-6) ended the game with 17 hits. Leadoff batter Gunner Riley led the way, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs batted in. Cam Peschel added three hits. Gavin Blair, Evan Dennison and Hayden Jones each had two hits. Blair hit a solo home run to spark the fifth inning rally.

Hunter Harmon led the Bluefield offensive attack. He went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.

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