Trojan JV softball hits busy stretch
Errors plagued the Fairfield JV Orange softball team in the opening game of Tuesday’s doubleheader vs. Fort Madison, but the Trojans righted the ship in time to salvage a split.
The Trojans fell to Fort Madison 4-3 in the opener before posting a three-inning, 13-1 victory in the nightcap in Fairfield.
Mikaela Amendt was the unlucky losing pitcher in the first game. Amendt pitched all six innings and allowed just six hits as Fort Madison’s four runs were all unearned. Amendt also had five strikeouts.
“Unfortunately, we had three errors in the fourth inning that allowed Fort Madison to score three runs. We followed that with one error in the fourth that allowed a base runner who eventually came around to score,” said Fairfield coach Lisa Greenig.
On the offensive end, Sara Adam had a pair of base knocks to lead the Trojans. Jasmine Elmore, Taylor Ferrel and Madison Mineart each singled and scored once.
Delaney Neil picked up the win in the shortened second game, going the full three innings and allowing one run. Neil fanned two and gave up three hits and no walks.
Fairfield scored 10 runs in the first inning and tacked on three more in the final two innings to earn the 12-run rule win. Ferrel hit a double, scoring twice and knocking in three RBI, while Neil and Amendt each slapped a triple. Kelsey Roberts, Elmore and Baylee Bowman plated two runs apiece, Paris Bickham had two RBI and Jami Nelson knocked in one run.
Orange team splits
BLOOMFIELD — Fairfield JV Orange split a pair of games at Davis County Wednesday.
The two teams played a pair of one hour, 15 minute contests, with Fairfield coming out on top 6-1 in the opener and Davis County winning the second game 6-2.
In the first game, the Trojans gained control early with three runs in the first inning and one run in the second before Davis County scored its only run in the third. Fairfield padded its lead with a pair of runs in the fifth inning.
Baylee Bowman, Kellie Hovorka and Shelby Heston tallied two singles apiece. Heston also scored twice, and Bowman and Hovorka each knocked in one run. Sarah Swanson finished with a single and two stolen bases and Taylor Marlay came through with an RBI single. Mikaela Amendt walked twice and plated one run.
Heston was the winning pitcher for Fairfield. She threw five innings, allowing no earned runs on one hit and one walk. She punched out nine batters.
In game two, the Trojans committed three errors in the third inning which resulted in six runs. Amendt took the loss in three innings of work, giving up six hits while fanning three. Heston struck out two in one inning of relief.
Fairfield scored both of its runs in the second inning.
“Unfortunately, for pitcher Mikaela Amendt, all the damage occurred in the third inning. Errors combined with hits allowed Davis County to bat 10 girls in that inning,” said Fairfield coach Lisa Greenig. “The time quickly ran out, and Fairfield wasn’t able to rally the necessary runs to pull out a win.”
Fairfield’s JV Black squad will travel to Keokuk today, while JV Orange is off after playing consecutive days.