SPORTS IN BRIEF: Tennis lessons, JV softball, Cardinal baseball, Van Buren softball
Tennis lessons to being in late July
Youth tennis lessons will be available for boys and girls five years and older starting on July 21.
Jennifer Bradfield will teach the fundamentals of serving, scorekeeping, forehands, backhands and more.
The lesson dates are July 21, 23, 24, 28, 30 and 31. The fee for participating is $30. The time for beginners is 6-6:30 p.m. and intermediate players will go from 6:30-7 p.m. All lessons will be completed at Fairfield Middle School.
Register online at www.fairfieldparksandrec.com or call the Fairfield Parks and Recreation office at 472-6159.
Trojan softball falls to Rockets
The Fairfield High School JV softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Wednesday at Eddyville-Blakesburg.
The final score of game one was 5-3. Ashton Drish went 2-3 and hit a home run. Haley Beard and Nicole Buch both had two hits as well.
Drish started on the hill in game two, and allowed just three runs on five hits and struck out four. The final score was 3-2 Rockets.
Mikaela Lunsford, Brooke McLain and Drish each had two hits. Abby Gridley went 1-3.
Comets taken apart by Sabers
Class 1A No. 1 Twin Cedars defeated Cardinal 15-0 Wednesday in Bussey.
The Sabers scored eight runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead. Twin Cedars is still undefeated (23-0) on the season and is seeking a return trip to the state playoffs.
Cardinal’s playoff schedule has been released. The Comets (10-12) will open up their posteason in Class 2A district 13 at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont July 12 at 7 p.m.
The Rockets are 11-14 on the season. The winner of their contest will move on to play July 15 against Davis County. The Mustangs are only 9-16 on the year. Albia, Pella Christian and PCM (Monroe) are on the top of the bracket.
Warriors defeat Davis County
The Van Buren High School softball team broke its nine-game losing streak Wednesday when it outscored Davis County 12-10 in Keosauqua.
Taylor Murguia hit a home run and drove in two runs for the Warriors. Jessie Cassens finished the game with four RBIs. Abby Rider and Lydia Heald both scored twice.
The Warriors (5-16) will play at Danville tonight and will open up regional postseason play Tuesday at Pekin.