Trojans close SEC schedule with sweep of Mt. Pleasant
A nearly perfect Southeast Conference schedule was wrapped up Monday by the Fairfield Trojans with two more wins against Mt. Pleasant.
The Trojans swept the road trip with scores of 7-3 and 10-3. On the year, Fairfield finished 4-0 against the rival Panthers with the combined score in those games being 38-9.
Senior Sydney Burnett made an impact in game one from the leadoff spot with three hits, including a triple. Burnett crossed the plate once and drove in a run. The senior centerfielder is now batting .388 and leads the team in triples with two.
Mackenzie McClure, Marisa Repp and Kaylee Watson each finished with two hits. Sara Trent doubled and drove in two runs.
Alli Deao pitched another complete game, finishing with a line of four hits, zero earned runs and seven strikeouts. The sophomore hurler now has a record of 15-5 with a 2.23 ERA on the season.
A four-RBI game from shortstop Kenady Waugh helped the Trojans to the 10-3 victory in the nightcap. Waugh went 2-5 with a home run, a double and two runs scored.
The entire offense proved to be in sync and tallied 14 total hits, including six doubles. Burnett, McClure and Watson each finished with two hits. Kelsey Roberts went 3-4 with two runs scored and a RBI.
Haley Beard started game two on the hill and allowed just seven hits, four walks and two earned runs.
Class 4A No. 9 Fairfield (27-6) finished 14-1 against Southeast Conference foes this season. The second game of a doubleheader against Fort Madison on June 30 that was rained out will not be made up because of irrelevance (the Trojans have already clenched the conference title). Fairfield was actually losing in that contest when it was called, therefore the rain proved to be fortuitous.
A doubleheader tonight at Burlington will mark the end of the regular season. The Trojans will begin postseason play Saturday at home against the winner of Keokuk vs. Mt. Pleasant, which will be played Thursday.