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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 23, 2014

Rain cuts conference doubleheaders in half

By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Jul 01, 2014
Courtesy of: Susan Buch The 2014 Fairfield High School baseball team is, from left, front row: Narendra Martin, Wyatt Stark, Alex Christensen, Kooper Dahlstrom, Chet Vogt, Mason Ellis, Jordan Reid; back row: coach Jeff Eeling, Austin Gridley, Justin Leonard, Cody Craff, Alex Crile, Joe Hietpas, Cameron Baumann, Micah Harris and coach Josh Allison.

A night full of storms forced Fairfield High School’s softball and baseball doubleheaders at Fort Madison to be postponed just innings into the second games.

Each sport was able to get one game in, however, before the conditions became too wet.

On the baseball diamond, the Trojans (17-6, 6-3 SEC) fell in game one 6-4. The Bloodhounds were 0-23 coming into the game, but found a way to get their first win over Class 3A No. 5 Fairfield.

“It was one of those nights where we couldn’t get anything to drop in and they made the plays,” Fairfield coach Josh Allison said.

Fort Madison starting pitcher Dalton Thompson pitched a complete game. Thompson allowed seven hits and four walks, but struck out seven and allowed just three earned runs. The Bloodhounds were hungry for their first victory; therefore Thompson was left in the game to throw 122 pitches.

Austin Gridley and Micah Harris combined to allow just four hits and five walks over six innings on the mound, but Fort Madison took advantage of its opportunities to score.

Gridley hit a double for Fairfield’s only extra base hit. Cameron Baumann drove in two runs and Narendra Martin drove in one. Mason Ellis drilled two hits.

The Trojans were leading game two 2-1 in the fourth inning before the game was called because of rain. There is currently not a time set for when the game will be resumed. Fairfield will play Thursday against Keokuk before traveling to St. Louis to play Wilton at Busch Stadium on Sunday.

 

Softball

The Fairfield softball team used a six-run fourth inning to win 13-5 in game one over the Bloodhounds (15-13, 3-8 SEC).

The seventh ranked Trojans drilled 17 hits and got a complete game effort from pitcher Alli Deao.

Freshman Sara Trent hit another home run and drove in three runs. Trent has earned more playing time and is now tied with Marisa Repp (who had a RBI and two hits of her own) for the team lead in home runs with three.

Brynna Bowman and Kaylee Watson both finished with three hits, a run scored and a RBI. Karley Williams ripped two hits and drove in a run. Kenady Waugh scored three times from the two-spot in the order.

The Trojans (21-6, 10-1 SEC) were down 9-2 in the second game before it was suspended because of lightning. Fairfield is scheduled to play at Cardinal tonight and then host Keokuk for another Southeast Conference doubleheader on Thursday.

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