2012-03-23 / Sports

Falcons fly away from Dreher

By Tim Gochnaur


A.C. Flora pitcher Davis Funderburk pitches against Dreher. 
Photo by Jeff Blake, www.ColumbiaWeddingPhotos.com A.C. Flora pitcher Davis Funderburk pitches against Dreher. Photo by Jeff Blake, www.ColumbiaWeddingPhotos.com The A.C. Flora Falcons jumped on Dreher starter Allen Burnside for eight runs in the second inning and cruised to a 9-1 baseball victory in a Region 5-3A contest Friday night, March 16, at Falcon Field on the campus of Flora High School.

David Houser opened the Flora first with a double to deep center, and Jamie Dye came in as a pinch runner. He scored two batters later when Jake Lewis hit a sacrifice fly to center.

In their eight-run second, Flora got four singles, one double, and a sacrifice bunt. Dreher came bearing gifts in the way of four walks, three errors, and a hit batter.

Dreher head coach Pete Guyton said his Devils (1-4, 0-2) need to chalk this one up to experience.

“I am not going to take anything away from them because they put pressure on you,” Guyton said of Flora. “We are very young, and we have some growing up to do, and I think we will learn from this game.”


A.C. Flora left fielder States Clawson beats the force at second as Dreher second baseman Willie Axson throws to first base. A.C. Flora left fielder States Clawson beats the force at second as Dreher second baseman Willie Axson throws to first base. Flora coach Andy Hallett says his team (5-1, 2-0) is poised for better things as the season continues.

“ We are young, but we are experienced, and I realize that is kind of a funky thing to say,” Hallett says. Outside of David (Houser, senior catcher) and States (senior left fielder), we start all underclassmen. We might be young on paper, but we are experienced. I like our team. We want to get in this competitive rhythm.”



A.C. Flora center fielder Schroder Carlton scores as Dreher catcher Ben Her r ing receives the throw a second too late. A.C. Flora center fielder Schroder Carlton scores as Dreher catcher Ben Her r ing receives the throw a second too late.

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