FAIRMONT — The Fairmont baseball team lost 8-7 to Clinton in Friday’s home Southeastern Athletic Conference contest.
Clinton (5-6, 1-4 Southeastern) scored four runs in the third, two in the fifth and one in the seventh. Fairmont (8-4, 3-3 Southeastern), which was outhit the Dark Horses 13-9, scored four runs in the third, two in the fourth and one each in the sixth and seventh.
Stanley Scott had three hits and three RBIs to lead Fairmont. Mynkoda Smith had two hits and a run, Nate Jones had a hit with two runs and two RBIs, Noah Parker had a hit, two runs and an RBI and Josiah Williams and Parker Chavis each had one hit and one run.
Jones pitched 5 2/3 innings for Fairmont with seven runs allowed and took the loss. Smith allowed one unearned run in 1 1/3 innings pitched.
Jaxson Smith had four hits and an RBI for the Dark Horses, Camden Davis had two hits and an RBI, Cooper Sessoms had two RBIs and a run and Dawson Smith and Connor Tyner each scored twice.
Brennan Bell pitched 6 1/3 innings for Clinton with five earned runs and six strikeouts to earn the win.
Fairmont beat Clinton 2-0 in the first game of the two-game series Tuesday.
Fairmont hosts West Bladen Tuesday in the first of a two-game conference series.
Purnell Swett scores late to beat Gray’s Creek
A seventh-inning run by the Purnell Swett baseball team led the Rams to a 6-5 road victory over United-8 Conference foe Gray’s Creek Friday.
Purnell Swett (7-7, 6-2 United-8) scored one run in the second, five in the fifth and one in the seventh. Gray’s Creek (6-6, 4-3 United-8) scored three in the first and one in the fourth.
Jacob Chavis led the Rams with two hits, two RBIs and a run; Riley Locklear had a hit and two RBIs and Camden Hunt had a hit with one RBI. Connor Harris scored three runs and Malachi Gales scored once.
Braylon Lepley had three hits with a run and an RBI to lead Gray’s Creek.
Chandon Sanderson pitched 5 1/3 innings for Purnell Swett and earned the win, allowing one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Starter Keithyn Hunt pitched the first 1 2/3 innings and allowed one earned run on two hits.
Matthew Perez pitched 4 1/3 innings for Gray’s Creek with four runs on three hits and seven strikeouts, and took the loss.
Purnell Swett hosts conference leader Cape Fear Tuesday.