Trojans allow eight unearned runs
The Fairfield baseball team was sluggish at the start of its doubleheader Wednesday against Washington.
The Trojans lost the first game, 4-3, but roared back to salvage the second game, 10-4.
DEMONS 4, TROJANS 3
The Washington Demons built a 4-0 lead after six innings thanks to a couple of costly Trojan errors. Fairfield made the game interesting in the seventh even though it never recorded a hit.
The Trojans were able to score three runs in the inning on three walks, a hit-batter and an error. Unfortunately for the road team, three was all it could muster in the frame.
Ryan Gaumer pitched six innings for the Trojans in the loss. He allowed four runs, none of which were earned, on seven hits and three walks with six punchouts.
“We had a really tough night defensively and in game 1 offensively,” said Fairfield head coach Josh Allison. “We couldn’t get the key hits in the first game to push any runs across until the top of the seventh. We had a better approach at the plate in game 2.”
Allison said Gaumer pitched a better game than his line might indicate.
TROJANS 10, DEMONS 4
The Trojans struggled to hit the ball in game 1, but in game 2 they looked like a different team. The first four batters in the top of the second inning reached base for the Trojans, who would go on to score six runs on five hits in the inning.
Fairfield tacked on two in the fifth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh to cruise to an easy victory.
The Demons got three runs in the fourth inning. Kyle Roder scored on a passed ball. Austin Witt scored on a fielder’s choice and Ezra Graber scored on Cooksey’s throwing error.
Cameron Baumann pitched five innings for the Trojans to get the win. He allowed four runs, none of which were earned just as in the first game for the Trojans. He surrendered one hit, one walk, hit three batters and struck out seven.
“Cameron came out and threw it well, only allowing one hit on the night,” said Allison. “He was in the zone and keeping them off balance.”
Spencer Peterman pitched the final two innings of game 2, allowing no hits or walks while striking out five.