Fairfield softball goes 2-2 at Clear Creek-Amana tournament
The Fairfield High School softball team, now ranked seventh in Class 4A, went 2-2 at the Clear Creek-Amana Tournament Friday and Saturday.
The Trojans opened up with an 11-1 loss to Class 4A No. 1 Dallas Center-Grimes. Freshman pitcher Rachel Lowary, whose big sister is a senior on the team and will soon be playing for the University of Missouri, stifled Fairfield and only allowed three hits and one walk. She struck out five Trojans.
“We were a little overmatched pitching wise,” Fairfield coach Bob Bradfield said. “On Friday they were certainly the better team.”
Dallas Center-Grimes (28-1) won its four tournament games by the combined score of 38-1. Brynna Bowman scored a run for Fairfield, which as it turns out is the only run the Mustangs gave up the entire weekend.
The Trojans turned it around in their second game with a 10-7 win over Central Clinton, Dewitt (13-18). A five-run seventh inning, which was punctuated by a walk-off grand slam hit by freshman Sara Trent, handed Fairfield the victory. Madison Roberts came through with two hits and two RBIs. Kenady Waugh, Mackenzie McClure and Marisa Repp each scored twice.
Iowa City Regina (15-17) handed Fairfield a 3-0 loss Saturday.
“For some reason we weren’t ready to play,” Bradfield said. “That was the game we lost that we felt like we should have won.”
Regals pitcher Megan Bonnett pitched a complete game and allowed just six hits, two walks and struck out four. Waugh and Sydney Burnett both had two hits for the Trojans.
The fourth and final game Fairfield played at the tournament was a 12-0 blowout of Danville. They got the rally started early and struck for seven runs in the first inning.
Bowman went 3-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and a RBI. She is now tied for the team lead in hits with 33 and is batting .493 on the season.
McClure scored twice and drove in two runs. Trent and Burnett both finished the game with two RBIs.
Fairfield (20-6) is scheduled to play tonight at Fort Madison.