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Lions lose to Manchester; rebound with win over Fayetteville

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

On Monday and Tuesday, the Fairfield Lions split Southern Hills Athletic Conference games against the Manchester Greyhounds and the Fayetteville Rockets, as they lost to Manchester and defeated the Rockets. 

On Monday (April 29), the Lions lost by a 2-1 score at Manchester in SHAC action. 

The Lions trailed by a 2-0 score after the Greyhounds scored two runs in the inning, and the lone run scored by Fairfield came in the top of the third. 

Fairfield totaled three hits and committed two errors, while the Greyhounds had six hits and also committed two errors. 

Having hits for the Lions were Cade Miller (1-for-2, one walk), Zane Matthews (1-for-3) and Noah Campbell (1-for-3, one run). Blaine Fauber, Matthews and Campbell each had a steal. 

Gabe Fouch was charged with the loss with two runs (one earned) on six hits and no walks. Fouch finished with 12 strikeouts against Manchester. 

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The Fairfield Lions rebounded on Tuesday (April 30) by defeating the host Fayetteville Rockets, 1-0 at Fairfield, though the Rockets were the home team due to field conditions at Fayetteville caused by rain. 

Fairfield scored the lone run of the game in the top of the first, finishing the game with eight hits and one error. The Rockets totaled four hits and one error. 

Cade Miller ended the game at 3-for-4 with a triple, one run and a steal to lead the Lions at the plate. 

Fouch finished 1-for-4, while Zane Matthews was 1-for-2 with one RBI and was hit by a pitch. Corbin Willey was 1-for-3 with one walk. 

Carson Chandler finished 1-for-2 with a walk, and teammate Blaine Fauber was 1-for-3. 

Miller was also the winning pitcher, going all seven innings on the mound, allowing no runs on four hits and two walks. Miller ended the game with six strikeouts. 

The Lions now stand at 13-4 overall, with a SHAC Division II record of 9-3, second place in the standings. 

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