Muscatine outscores, outlasts Trojans
The Fairfield baseball team lost in a high scoring affair to Muscatine 13-10 Wednesday.
Fairfield jumped on top early by scoring four runs in the first inning, but the Muskies put four runs of their own on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first to equalize the game.
The Trojans scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead once again. Joe Hietpas walked with the bases loaded to drive in a run. Cameron Baumann scored on a past ball and Austin Gridley crossed the plate because of a fielder’s choice.
Hietpas finished with one hit and three RBIs.
“Joe’s swing looked really good last night,” Fairfield coach Josh Allison said. “We worked on a few small tweaks and it helped him out.”
Fairfield would add three runs in the fourth and one in the seventh.
In the end, Muscatine’s bats were too hot to handle. The Muskies (13-9) scored in each inning they stepped up to the plate.
“We had a couple of defensive miscues that hurt us, but we kept battling all game,” Allison said.
Mason Ellis went 2-4 with two doubles and a RBI. Jordan Reid had another solid game at the dish with two hits, a run scored and a RBI. Kooper Dahlstrom smacked two hits and drove in three runs. Baumann finished with two hits as well.
Class 3A No. 5 Fairfield (16-5) hosts Van Buren Friday. The Warriors currently have only one loss and are ranked fourth in Class 1A. The Trojans have two Southeast Conference doubleheaders next week.
Fairfield – 4033001 – 11 11 2
Muscatine – 422221x – 13 9 0