Guy Ellis

The Fairland Fighting Owls baseball team upped their season mark to 3-0 Friday with a 16-3 win over the Wyandotte bears.

Fairland starter Yancey Lett gave up three hits and delivered six strikeouts in the five inning contest. Lett also slammed a three run homer in the fifth inning for his second home run of the young season.

The Owls broke open a scoreless game with nine second inning runs. Junior Brett Blalock opened the scoring bonanza with an RBI single. Teammate Zach Needham, a junior, hit a two RBI single later in the side. Cale Schumacher kept the hits coming with a two RBI triple. Lett had an RBI single and Blalock a two RBI single before the Bears could find the third out.

“Offensively, we hit the ball throughout the lineup with Yancey, Brett and Zach accounting for nine of our hits and driving in eleven runs,” said FHS Baseball Coach Jerry Johnson.  

"It turned cold, but, we needed to play since the weather killed us on Tuesday with Afton and Thursday with Quapaw,” Johnson added. 

“Their lefty did a good job on us in the third and fourth,” Johnson said. “I felt like we stumbled a bit in the third on defense when we misplayed a couple of bunts. Fortunately, we had breathing room at the time."

The Owls return to the diamond at the end of this week to feature in the Ketchum Hardball Classic. Fairland begins pool play on Wednesday at noon in a contest with Commerce. The Owls play tournament host Ketchum at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and will battle Foyil at noon on Friday. The tournament finals will be played on Saturday.