Fairfield softball cruises by Fort Madison in doubleheader
Much to the dismay of the Fort Madison faithful, the bottom of the third inning just wouldn’t end.
The inning began with a single from senior Marisa Repp. Then the merry-go-round took off, and the Trojans went from station to station on the base paths. Brynna Bowman and Mackenzie McClure both had RBI singles, and Repp would single for the second time in the inning to earn a RBI of her own. Fairfield sent 11 batters to the plate and scored five times to extend its lead to 10-0. The Trojans would put the game away an inning later, scoring two more runs to clench a four-inning 12-0 victory.
Class 4A No. 9 Fairfield (7-3, 4-0 SEC) controlled its Southeast Conference doubleheader Monday against Fort Madison at Fairfield Middle School. After the 12-0 win in game one, Fairfield would take the second game 10-0.
“Fort Madison has been hitting the ball well, so I have to credit our pitchers,” Fairfield coach Bob Bradfield said. “They both threw really well tonight, and we need that to continue so we can keeping winning in conference.”
Bradfield is speaking of Alli Deao and Haley Beard, who both threw shutouts Monday. Deao pitched the first game, allowing only two hits and nothing else over four innings. Beard replicated that effort in game two by giving up only one hit and one walk over five innings. She also recorded one strikeout.
The bats were alive for the Trojans in both games. Sydney Burnett was 2-3 in game one with a walk and four runs scored. Bowman had two hits and two RBI. Kenady Waugh went 3-4 with a RBI. McClure went 3-3 with three RBI singles.
In game two, McClure continued to terrorize the Bloodhounds by going 2-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Madison Roberts went 1-3 with a double and two RBI. Repp, Karley Williams and Kelsey Roberts each drove in runs as well.
Fairfield will play Keokuk on Thursday.
“[Keokuk] have three or four pretty good hitters, so we’ll have to keep playing well,” Bradfield said. “There aren’t any easy conference games because everyone is capable of losing.”