Peterman gives strong performance on mound, at plate
The Trojans had trouble with the bats in game 1 of a doubleheader at Keokuk Thursday.
Their luck turned around in game 2 when they scored eight times en route to an 8-4 victory.
CHIEFS 2, TROJANS 1
Fairfield pitcher Spencer Peterman got into a bit of a jam in game 1 when he hit the first batter he saw and walked the second. Later in the inning, Brandt Ames drove in two runs with a double. That was all the scoring the Chiefs would need for the victory.
The Trojans’ lone run came in inning No. 3 when Narendra Martin walked and later scored on Josh Dimmitt’s double.
Fairfield had a great chance to tie the game in the seventh when Peterman was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and advanced to third on an errant pickoff attempt. The next two hitters struck out and the third grounded out to strand the tying-run at third.
TROJANS 8, CHIEFS 4
Fairfield jumped on the Chiefs early in game 2 with three runs in the first. Joseph Hietpas singled and scored on Josh Dimmitt’s groundout. Mason Ellis scored on an error by the centerfielder, which allowed Tyler Cooksey to reach. Cooksey scored on Peterman’s RBI single.
In the third, Kooper Dahlstrom singled home Cooksey. Dahlstrom came around to score on Peterman’s RBI single.
Justin Leonard walked to lead off the fourth and scored on a throwing error by the shortstop. Cameron Baumann also walked in the inning and scored on a wild pitch.
In the seventh, the Chiefs issued another lead-off walk, this time to Cooksey, who scored on Peterman’s sacrifice fly.
“Tonight was a game that the boys learned how to deal with adversity,” said Trojan head coach Josh Allison. “There was a big difference between game 1 and game 2 in how we went about our business. In the second game, we came together, where in the first game we couldn’t get anything going.”
Allison said both of Fairfield’s pitchers threw the ball well. He was pleased Peterman allowed only two runs in game 1. Baumann, who pitched game 2, allowed four runs but only one was earned.
“Spencer had a great offensive night to go along with his pitching,” the coach said.