Western baseball tops Fluvanna in extra innings

Two years ago it was Peter Hurley that ruined it for the Fluvanna County baseball team, and on Tuesday night it was Adam Frazier who soured things for the Flucos. The Western Albemarle junior hit a 2-run homer with one out in the top of the 10th inning to break a 1-1 tie, and behind a solid relief effort from Chris Madison, the Warriors picked up the 3-1 road win.

Both starting pitchers, Dillon Via for the Warriors, and Ryan Foster for the Flucos, put together seven outstanding innings as they each surrendered only one run. Via gave up two hits and struck out 14 batters while Foster gave up one hit and rung up 14 batters.

Chris Madison struck out nine in his three innings of relief for Via to earn the win while Tyler Denby and struck out six.

Fluvanna struck first when they scored an unearned run in the first inning on an error, a wild pitch, and a bloop single by Hunter Shepherd. Ryan Foster scored the run for Fluvanna.

Western evened the game in the fourth as Mitchell Parks doubled, was sacrificed to third by Scott Wakely, and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Pegan. From there the game remained a stalemate until Frazier’s shot in the tenth.

Shepherd led the way for Fluvanna offensively with two hits and an RBI.

Western (2-3, 1-1 Jefferson) will host Goochland on Friday at 5 p.m.

Fluvanna (0-1, 0-1) heads to Monticello today at 7 p.m.