The Culpeper baseball staff took a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning however could not maintain on in a 6-3 loss to visiting Fauquier Friday night time.
An RBI triple by Blake Bailey and a sacrifice fly by Nick Anderson pulled the Blue Devils (3-4 total, 2-4 Class 4 Northwestern District) even with the Falcons (4-2, 4-1) at 2-all within the second. Mason Sawyers then scored on an error within the sixth, setting Culpeper up for the potential upset.
The Blue Devils’ seventh-inning issues started when Fauquier’s Ethan Corridor led off with a single after which got here round to attain on an error by Sawyers at second base. Two extra runs would cross the plate courtesy of a fielder’s selection and a wild pitch.
The Falcons plated their first two runs of the night on Braedy Peck’s first-inning sacrifice fly and Evan Hamilton’s solo residence run to proper discipline within the second.
Fauquier’s early runs have been the one blemishes on Culpeper starter Kyle McMeans’ outing. The senior right-hander scattered 4 hits and two walks over 4 innings of labor, putting out 4 alongside the best way.
Dominic Pancione was charged with permitting the Falcons’ last 4 runs, though solely one in all them was earned. He logged three innings, permitting a pair of hits, strolling 4 and putting out 4.
Offensively, Sawyers led the Blue Devils with a 2-for-3 effort. Pancione, Harry Bradshaw and Jasper Faulk added one hit apiece.