BRADFORD – Parker Smith and Andy Branson combined to throw a one-hitter as the Bradford baseball team beat Fairlawn 3-2.
Fairlawn took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, and Bradford tied the game in the bottom of the second. The Railroaders went up 3-1 with runs in the fourth and fifth innings before the Jets scored the game’s final run in the sixth.
Bradford had seven hits and three errors in the game. Fairlawn had one hit and four errors.
Smith pitched six innings, allowing two unearned runs on one hit, three walks and 10 strikeouts. Branson pitched one perfect inning in relief, striking out two.
Jeff Wolf went 1-for-3 with a home run for Bradford. Mason Justice was 1-for-4 with a RBI. Smith went 2-for-4 with a double. Bryant Byers was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Branson and Wade Gerlach also had hits, and Bryson Canan scored a run.
Bradford is now 2-3 on the season. The Railroaders will play host to Marion Local in a doubleheader on Saturday.