SPORTS IN BRIEF: Area softball, baseball, Fairfield soccer, Fairfield girls' golf
Trojans take fifth at regional meet
The Fairfield girls’ golf team took fifth in an 11-team field at the Class 4A regional golf meet Tuesday at Central DeWitt.
Western Dubuque took first place with a 376 and Dubuque Wahlert took second with a 403. Those two teams will be moving on to the state tournament. Allison Vandemore of Maquoketa shot an 82 and was the meet medalist. Alyssa Sikkema of Davenport Assumption, Quinn Herbst of Western Dubuque and Lexi Delaney of Central DeWitt each shot a 91.
Fairfield shot a 419 on the day. Lindsey Repp led the way individually with a 97.
“Our season ended with a 29-30 record, which shows that we are becoming more and more competitive,” Fairfield coach Joe Kruzich said. “The girls are already setting goals for themselves for next season and I have no doubt that they will improve over the summer.”
Madelyn Swan shot a 101 and Olivia Hammel finished with a 109. Abby Adam (112), Kylee Marlay (116) and Taylor Marlay (149) rounded out the starting lineup for Fairfield. This group consists of three freshmen and three sophomores, meaning they will have two more years together to fight for a berth in the state tournament.
“They work hard at the game and I am both excited and proud to have them coming back together for the next two years,” Kruzich said.
Fairfield takes down Panthers in girls’ soccer
The Fairfield girls’ soccer team defeated Mt. Pleasant 1-0 Tuesday at Trojan Stadium.
Huma Liptak scored the game’s only goal, which was assisted by Katie Bell. Senior goalkeeper Keri Schwarz made four saves.
Fairfield (11-3) is now guaranteed a portion of the Southeast Conference championship with Keokuk. The Trojans wrap up their regular season by hosting Mid-Prairie at the Dexter Soccer Complex Thursday.
The postseason will begin Tuesday when Fairfield hosts Washington.
Pekin baseball loses to Lone Tree
The Pekin High School baseball team lost on the road 6-5 Tuesday to Lone Tree to open up its season.
Jaydan Nicholson led Pekin’s offense by going 2 for 4 with a three-run home run. Kolby Allsup hit a triple, scored twice and swiped two bases. Zach Sloan struck out 11 batters and pitched 6 and a third innings.
Pekin will host Wapello in its home opener Thursday.
Cardinal softball falls in opener
The Cardinal High School softball team lost 3-1 in eight innings to New London at home Tuesday.
Lexi Fullenkamp pitched all eight innings, giving up five hits, three walks and struck out four in the process. Schylar Conger delivered Cardinal’s only hit, which was a double in the eighth inning.
“We did a lot of great things, like getting bunts down and playing good defense,” first-year Cardinal coach Hillary Droz said.
Cardinal hosts a doubleheader tonight against Burlington.
West Burlington defeats Warriors
The Van Buren High School softball team had a rough season opener Tuesday, falling at West Burlington 13-1.
Designated hitter Hallie Whitten had a hit, freshman Kortney Banks scored the only run and Caitlyn Millard had a hit and a RBI.
Van Buren will go for its first win of the year Thursday when it hosts Harmony.