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South Granville falls to Bunn

Posted on June 2, 2021

Updated on June 3, 2021

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Drew Fuller connects for a single in the first inning against Bunn on Thursday night.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Drew Fuller connects for a single in the first inning against Bunn on Thursday night.

Craig Vacher fires from the mound in the early innings for the Vikings on Thursday, May 27.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Craig Vacher fires from the mound in the early innings for the Vikings on Thursday, May 27.

Josiah Morris lines up to make the catch for the Vikings in center field.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Josiah Morris lines up to make the catch for the Vikings in center field.

Keith Gardner puts the ball in play for the Vikings in the first inning.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Keith Gardner puts the ball in play for the Vikings in the first inning.

South Granville catcher Jake Wilson throws the ball back to the pitcher after the called third strike.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

South Granville catcher Jake Wilson throws the ball back to the pitcher after the called third strike.

Drew Fuller connects for a single in the first inning against Bunn on Thursday night.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Drew Fuller connects for a single in the first inning against Bunn on Thursday night.

Craig Vacher fires from the mound in the early innings for the Vikings on Thursday, May 27.

Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Craig Vacher fires from the mound in the early innings for the Vikings on Thursday, May 27.

Craig Vacher fires from the mound in the early innings for the Vikings on Thursday, May 27.
Josiah Morris lines up to make the catch for the Vikings in center field.
Keith Gardner puts the ball in play for the Vikings in the first inning.
South Granville catcher Jake Wilson throws the ball back to the pitcher after the called third strike.
Drew Fuller connects for a single in the first inning against Bunn on Thursday night.

amanda@butnercreedmoornews.com

CREEDMOOR Despite Keith Gardner’s home run the Vikings could not generate enough offense to keep up with the Bunn Wildcats in the 11-1 loss on May 27.

The Wildcats worked through three South Granville pitchers in the conference match up. Drew Fuller, Brett Freeland and Craig Vacher combined for five innings of work and allowed 14 hits, five walks and three strike outs in the contest.

Bunn held a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning. Gardner’s home run blast gave the Vikings new life and trimmed the lead to 5-1.

Bunn immediately answered with six runs in the top of the fifth.

South Granville had no answer and the game ended with the 10-run rule. The Wildcats earned the 11-1 victory.

The Vikings moved to 2-7 on the season with the loss.

Statistics: South Granville — Chase Slingwine 1 for 1; Jake Wilson 1 for 3; Ricky Kern 1 for 2; Drew Fuller 2 for 3; Brett Freeland 1 for 2, 2B; Keith Gardner 1 for 3, HR.

Wildcats top vikings at home

The Wildcats protected their home field and remained undefeated in conference play with an 11-4 win over South Granville on May 28.

Bunn broke open the game early in the bottom of the first inning with three runs.

South Granville responded with a single run in the second inning.

The Vikings’ bat went silent in the third and fourth innings while Bunn tacked on three more runs for a 6-1 lead.

South Granville put together a series of hits and Keith Gardner blasted a home run that scored three runs on the Wildcats to trim the lead to 6-4.

Bunn answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and added two more in the sixth inning.

After a weather delay, the Vikings couldn’t get their bats heated up again and the Wildcats claimed a 11-4 conference win.

The Vikings used five pitchers in the contest. Ricky Kern worked 3.1 innings and struck out two batters. Charlie Vestal worked one inning and struck out one batter.

Cole Blair. Michael Goss and Chase Wilson all worked a portion of an inning for South Granville.

The Vikings moved to 2-8 on the season with the loss.

Statistics: South Granville — Peyton Tuck 1 for 4; Trevor Hockaday 1 for 3; Jake Wilson 3 for 5; Charlie Vestal 1 for 4; Drew Fuller 1 for 4; Brett Freeland 1 for 2; Keith Gardner 2 for 4, HR, 3 RBIs.

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