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Fairmont Narrowly Falls to Hoke County

4/8/24

By:

Parker Hatch

Up Next: St. Pauls

Hoke County Narrowly Gets The Win


Despite a strong start with a 16-3 victory over Red Springs last Monday, the Fairmont Golden Tornadoes experienced a setback in their recent game against the Hoke County Bucks, falling short by a score of 7-6 on Tuesday. The defeat marked Fairmont's third consecutive loss to Hoke County, highlighting their struggles against their opponents.



Key Players


Adriana Miller's (Sr) pitching was instrumental for Hoke County, as she pitched all 8 innings, conceding 6 unearned runs on 6 hits while striking out 10 batters. Miller's reliability was evident, maintaining a streak of pitching at least 5 innings in her last 5 consecutive appearances.


Offensively, McKenzie Freeman (Fr) shone for Hoke County, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and a double, while Natalie Knowlton (Jr) contributed significantly, scoring a run with a 2-for-4 performance.



Team Info


Fairmont's record dropped to 2-8 following the loss, while Hoke County continued their strong performance, winning 5 of their last 6 matches and boosting their record to 9-5 for the season.



Up Next


Fairmont aims to bounce back as they face St. Pauls at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. St. Pauls enters the game with 3 consecutive road wins, presenting a formidable challenge for Fairmont. Meanwhile, Hoke County seeks to defend their home field against Lee County at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, aiming to maintain their momentum and secure another victory.

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