Wellston tops Fairland 5-4
Connor Bates scored the winning run to give the Golden Rockets a come from behind win over the Dragons in the Division III Chillicothe District 1 sectional semi-final Wednesday at Wellston. Fairland’s season came to an end with the loss while Wellston advances to play either Crooksville or River Valley at 11 a.m. Saturday in a site still to be determined for a shot at the district semi-final up for grabs.
The Dragons were led by Tucker Adkins who was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Kyle Rankin who was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Gavin Hunt finished 1-for-4 and stole home in the game. Riley Sowards was 1-for-3.
The game also marked the final game for coach Alex Beelen whose contract was not renewed by the Fairland school board.
“I loved teaching these kids and teaching these young men to be productive in their lives,” Beelan said. Beelan coached Fairland for three years.