Brooms out: JV teams sweep host Keokuk
JV Black cruises
KEOKUK — Fairfield’s JV Black softball team traveled to Keokuk Thursday and was able to walk out with a two-game sweep.
The Trojans won game one 5-3 and finished off Keokuk in the nightcap with a 9-2 win.
From the pitcher’s circle, Brynna Bowman paced Fairfield to the win in the opener, allowing no runs on four hits in four innings of work. Bowman was relieved by Shelby Heston, who pitched the fifth and final frame.
Offensively, Mikaela Lunsford batted in two runs and Haley Beard had an RBI and two runs plated. Taylor Ferrel swiped two bases and tallied a single, and Brooke McLain had an RBI single. Bowman and Lindsey Repp each scored once.
In game two, the Trojans scored four runs in the first inning and led 5-1 after three. Fairfield finished off Keokuk in the fifth inning, scoring four more runs.
Jasmine Elmore led the offense with three base knocks, four steals and two runs scored. Ferrel tallied two singles, two stolen bases and two runs; Bowman whacked two singles and scored twice; and Harley Cook had a single and two steals.
Sara Trent crossed home plate twice, Beard scored once and Caytlyn Nystrom and Corynn Klehm knocked in one run each.
The winning pitcher for Fairfield was Beard, who went all five innings and allowed two runs on six hits. She struck out three with only one walk.
Fairfield JV is off Friday-Saturday so the players can assist with the varsity tournament. JV Orange will host Mount Pleasant Monday, while JV Black takes a Tuesday trip to Clear Creek Amana.
Baseball team picks up two shutouts
KEOKUK — The Fairfield JV baseball team was as good on the mound as it was at the plate Tuesday, blasting Keokuk 11-0 and 17-0 in a Southeast Conference doubleheader in Keokuk.
In game one, the Trojans received doubles from Jordan Reid, Cody Craff and Alex Simpson. Nick Jackson, Micah Harris and Anagnostis Papazoglou added one hit apiece.
Eighth-grader Cam Baumann tallied 12 strikeouts in five innings for the win. Baumann gave up two hits and walked three Chiefs. Logan Fleeman pitched the final inning to preserve the shutout victory, tallying one punchout while keeping Keokuk off the base paths.
In the four-inning second game where Fairfield won 17-0, Papazoglou went 2-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in to pace the Trojans. Reid was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, and Giovanni Cingerie also knocked in two runs. Fleeman and Dillon Shelby each tallied two hits and one RBI, and Jackson and Simpson each knocked in one run.
Fleeman pitched the first three innings and gave up two hits and three walks while fanning four batters. Simpson went one inning, walking three but finishing with two strikeouts.
The Fairfield freshmen visit Fort Madison today, and the JV squad is back in action Monday at home vs. Mount Pleasant.