Fairview romps over J.B. Pennington, 18-0


FAIRVIEW – Truman Boyd was in true form on the mound, getting plenty of run support, as the Fairview Aggies romped to an 18-0 shutout of the J.B. Pennington Tigers Saturday afternoon.

Boyd allowed three hits, hurling a complete game shutout that was called in the fifth via the run rule. Boyd retired seven in a row during the middle of the game, striking out the side in the third.

The most important inning for the right hander was the fourth, when Pennington had two runners on and one out, down by only 7.

A ground ball by Jacob Davis turned into an unassisted double play by Preston Moore that kept the Aggies' shutout intact.

Fairview gave Boyd all the runs he needed in the first with seven, featuring a run-scoring double from Ragan Ashley, a run-scoring single by Riley Carroll, an RBI on a groundout from Bryson Fletcher and a two-run double from lead-off batter Clay Lanier.

The Aggies sent 11 to the plate in their half of the first and chased Tiger starter Cade Thompson after he was down 5-0.

In the Fairview fourth, it began with a walk to Moore, a triple by Lane Schnittker and run scored, an RBI single from Boyd, a single by Brett Garner, a run-scoring single from Fletcher, a walk to Carroll, a hit by pitch to Garrett Dunn that forced in a run and the score was 11-0.

Lanier grounded to short, bringing in Derek Jones to make it 12-0. Ashley walked to reload the bases as Moore forced in another run and extended the lead to 15-0.

Schnittker grounded into a fielder's choice with Ashley coming in to make it 16-0. The last two runs were produced on a bases-loaded walk to Fletcher and a run-scoring base hit by Carroll. Fairview sent 17 to the plate in the area, forcing the Tigers to go into the bullpen four times in the half inning.

After being off the mound for at least 20 minutes, Boyd began the fifth with a strikeout and finished the one-hour, three-minute contest with a strikeout of Ethan Williams for his seventh of the afternoon.

The Aggies picked up their second win of the week in three decisions. Fairview was shut out at home Thursday night to Albertville 7-0. J.B. Pennington dropped to 0-3, losing to a Cullman County school for the second time in the week. The Tigers were defeated on opening day by the Hanceville Bulldogs 8-2.

Coach Brandon Tidmore's Aggies host DAR Monday at 6:30 p.m.


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