Junior varsity ends year with 17-12 record
Even though the Fairfield junior varsity baseball team went through a bit of a skid to finish the year, the Trojans still managed a successful year and a winning percentage above .500.
The Trojans ended their season Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Pella at home. Fairfield ended the year with a 17-12 record, despite going 2-4 in its final week.
The youngsters from Fairfield ran into a formidable opponent Monday as well in the form of Grinnell. Grinnell won the game 10-3.
Fairfield swept Fort Madison July 11, which took the sting out of their two losses the day prior against Ottumwa.
PELLA 3, FAIRFIELD 0
The Trojans couldn’t muster much offense against a sharp Pella team. Cody Craff went 1-2. Alex Christensen got a base hit, as did Wyatt Stark.
Cameron Baumann pitched four innings, allowing no runs on one hit, one walk and seven strikeouts. Chet Vogt surrendered three earned runs in his 1.1 innings of work, which saw two hits, no walks and three punchouts.
Josh Osby pitched 0.2 innings and struck out two batters.
GRINNELL 10, FAIRFIELD 3
Craff got the home crowd on its feet with a round-tripper in Fairfield’s game against Grinnell.
Vogt went 3-3 with a double and a triple. Micah Harris went 2-3 with an RBI.
Nick Jackson had two hits as well.
Jackson pitched three innings and suffered the loss. He allowed six runs, all earned, on nine hits and a walk with a strikeout. Harris pitched three innings and gave up four runs, three earned, on four hits and no walks with one strikeout.
FAIRFIELD 6, FORT MADISON 2
Osby went 3-3 with two RBIs. Craff and Giovanni Cingerie each had an RBI.
Jackson gave an impressive performance on the hill. Jackson fanned 12 Fort Madison batters while allowing two unearned runs on three hits and a walk.
FAIRFIELD 7, FORT MADISON 5
Christensen went 1-3 with a double and two RBIs. Osby doubled and went 1-2. Alexander Simpson went 3-3 with a double. Cingerie was 2-3. Jackson singled and drove in a run.
Cingerie pitched 4.1 innings, giving up four unearned runs on no hits, three walks and three strikeouts.
Harris pitched 1.2 innings and surrendered one unearned run on no hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
OTTUMWA 7, FAIRFIELD 6
Jordan Reid went 2-3 with an RBI. Craff was 1-2 with a run driven in. Jordan Whitney was 1-3 with an RBI. Stark went 1-3. Cingerie was 2-4.
Dillon Shelby pitched all seven innings in the losing effort. He allowed seven runs, five earned, on four hits, four walks, three hit batters and three punchouts.
OTTUMWA 8, FAIRFIELD 6
Baumann doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Christensen batted in a run and finished 2-3. Stark singled in a run. Reid, Whitney and Jackson all collected hits.
Tristan Ledger pitched five innings, allowing six runs, two earned, on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Brayden Miller pitched two innings and gave up no runs on three hits and one walk.