KFHS edged out by Grafton
Published 9:07 pm Thursday, June 5, 2014
The King’s Fork High School baseball team stayed true to its goal for the postseason — it did not go down without a fight.
The Bulldogs held the lead for part of Wednesday’s regional semifinal but ultimately fell 6-4 to host Grafton High School.
“It was a good, hard-fought game,” KF head coach Pat Stafford said.
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He was proud of what his offense did against Grafton pitcher and University of Virginia commit Evan Sperling. The Bulldogs registered nine hits on the day.
Junior Duke Santora went 2-for-3, with two runs scored and two stolen bases, senior Tim Hairsine went 2-for-2, with a run scored and two stolen bases and junior Cal Bailey went 2-for-4, with a run scored and a run batted in.
“We just made a few more mistakes, and they ended up getting one more big hit than we did,” Stafford said.
Breaking a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning, Sperling hit a solo home run over center field.
For the first time, King’s Fork (14-9) finished the year with a winning record and made it to regionals.