by Madison Metts, Hayley Younginer, Robin Hendricks
The varsity baseball team picked up their 10th win Tuesday night at home against Aiken after winning 6-2. After a scoreless top of the inning by pitcher Erik Holton, the Foxes came up to bat ready to score some runs and get an early lead. The Foxes went on to score three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Aiken battled back and scored 1 run, but the Foxes brought it to an even bigger lead when they scored 2 runs in the bottom of the second, making the score 5-1.
The Foxes figured they had the win in the bag from there. Aiken simply could not find a rhythm. One would get a hit, but another would ground out leaving the runner stranded to end the inning. The score remained 5-1 until the bottom of the fifth when Dutch Fork gained another run making it 6-1. Aiken was not finished yet, although they never gained enough to get a win. They scored one more run to make it 6-2, but the game came to an end after their fourth batter flew out to the left fielder Josh Carter.