SPORTS IN BRIEF: Trap shooting, area softball, area baseball, World of Outlaws racing, men's blast off golf tournament
Fairfield JV falls to Central Lee
The Fairfield JV baseball team lost at home to Central Lee 4-3 Wednesday.
Josh Osby went 3-3 with two RBIs. Giovanni Cingire and Bryce Lunsford both roped a hit.
Tristan Ledger pitched five innings and allowed five hits and two walks. Four runs scored while he was on the mound, but none of them were earned.
Cardinal blanked by Keokuk
Keokuk (15-7) hosted the Cardinal softball team Wednesday and won the matchup 5-0.
The game marked the first time all season that Cardinal was held scoreless. Shelby Smith earned the Comets’ only hit, which was a triple. Smith is leading the team with a .450 batting average.
Cardinal sophomore Lexi Fullenkamp pitched six innings and allowed five hits, two walks and just one earned run. She struck out three Chiefs.
Cardinal (9-7) will travel to Keosauqua tonight to play the Van Buren Warriors.
Comets win over Moulton-Udell
The Cardinal High School baseball team took care of business at home with a 13-7 win Wednesday over Moulton-Udell.
Taylor Blunt led the Comets offensively by going 4-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs. Kyle Kent went 3-4 with two doubles and a RBI. Adam Giltner and Conner McElderry both had two hits as well.
“We got some great production out of the bottom of our lineup,” Cardinal coach Tom Hallgren said. “Some guys that had been struggling are hopefully ready to get it going. That will help us tremendously in the second half of the season.”
Cody Streeby got the win on the mound by going four innings. Streeby allowed four hits, six walks, three earned runs and struck out eight. Chase Courtney and Quinn Honomichl came into the game in relief.
Cardinal (7-7) will host Class 1A No. 4 Van Buren tonight in Eldon.
Men’s Blast Off golf tournament played in Fairfield
The 2014 Men’s Blast Off golf tournament was played Friday at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club.
Jarid Rotenburger shot a 59 in the championship flight and got first place. Brandon Yansky shot a 65 and got first place in the second flight. Warren Schaefer shot a 60 and got second place in the championship flight. Will Regnier received first place in the first flight by shooting a 64.
Mark Dorothy drove a ball that landed closer to the pin than any other ball in the tournament.
Charlie Savely had the longest putt and Sagar Patal had the longest drive.
The Women’s Blast will be played Friday at Fairfield Walton Club.
World of Outlaws seeking fourth victory in a row
WEST BURLINGTON – Sammy Swindell is seeking his first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory at 34 Raceway when the premier sprint car series makes its return on June 27.
Swindell has earned a pair of top 10s in each of his past two trips to the track, including a 10th-place finish last season.
“I’ve only been there a few times, but we’ve had some decent runs there,” he said.
This year will mark only the fourth visit to 34 Raceway for the World of Outlaws with a different driver claiming the feature win in each previous race. Craig Dollansky set a torrid pace to cruise to the victory last season. Joey Saldana won in 2009 and Tony Bruce Jr. captured the triumph during the inaugural race in 2008.