NEWBERRY — The Stokes Trainor Orioles and the Fairfield County Recreation team squared off Monday in playoff action with the home team from Fairfield pulling out an 11-3 victory.
Stokes Trainor was roughed up in the first inning, as Fairfield scored seven runs.
Fairfield’s first two batters, second baseman Tracey Williamson and third baseman Coker Gilbert reached base.
Stanley (Monk) McManus flew out deep to center but first baseman Trey (Papi) Williams had a hit that scored Williamson and advanced Gilbert to third.
Peyton Gilbert, the left fielder, unloaded on the ball and sent it scorching to right center, resulting in a two-run double that scored C. Gilbert and Williamson.
Tydarius Young, the winning pitcher, scored P. Gilbert and advanced Smith by knocking a ball right back up the middle.
Center fielder Vincent Beaver got a hit to score Smith.
Dalton Truesdale was up next, smacking a triple to right field which scored Young and and Beaver.
Stokes Trainor collected a few more hits during the game but did not score until the last inning.
Several singles to left field gave Stokes Trainor base runners and those hits coupled with Fairfield throwing errors allowed three unearned runs to score in the top of the fifth.
Championship play continues this week in the recreation league playoffs.
Fairfield’s Vincent Beaver made a great diving catch in center field. Tydarius Young picked off a runner at second from the mound.
Dalton Truesdale hit a shot to right that went 321 feet.
Peyton Gilbert went three-for-three at the plate and had three RBIs.
Games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Newberry High School. The Championship Game will be Thursday at 7 p.m. and be played at the Smith Road Complex, home of the Newberry College Wolves.