Trojans complete sweep of Blue Demons
The seventh inning was rendered useless after an Alex Crile RBI single put the Trojans ahead of Albia 14-4 Friday at Fairfield Middle School.
The Class 3A No. 7 Fairfield baseball squad took game one the doubleheader by the 10-run rule, and then would take game two 12-3 in dominating fashion.
It was 4-0 after the first inning in game one. Fairfield sent nine batters to the plate in the opening frame, which set the tone for the rest of the game.
Narendra Martin, Jordan Reid and Mason Ellis each scored twice and drove in two runs. Kooper Dahlstrom, Micah Harris, Austin Gridley and Crile each joined in the RBI parade as well.
Martin and Ellis both had five hits combined in the doubleheader.
“Narendra and Mason are both really finding their swings here as of late,” Fairfield coach Josh Allison said. “Getting them swinging has been really important for getting the offense rolling.”
Game two offered more of the same. Ellis and Martin combined for five more RBIs. Reid and Dahlstrom both hit a double and drove in two runs. Justin Leonard got into the action with a RBI triple. Joe Hietpas smacked two hits, drove in a run and scored twice.
Wyatt Stark pitched and controlled Albia for seven innings. The senior left-hander allowed seven hits, one home run, two walks and just one earned run. He tallied three strikeouts on the night.
Fairfield (14-4, 4-2 SEC) is scheduled to play at Washington tonight in a Southeast Conference doubleheader. Hietpas will take the mound for the Trojans in game one. Fairfield’s number one starter, Hietpas has a 0.68 ERA and is 3-0 this season.
Washington is 7-6 so far this year and is 2-3 in Southeast Conference play.
Recap – Game 1
Albia – 001300 – 4 4 4
Fairfield – 432302 – 14 11 2
Recap – Game 2
Albia – 0120000 – 3 7 3
Fairfield – 140232x – 12 11 1
* Tonight's varsity baseball games against Washington have been switched and will now be played at Fairfield Middle School. Washington's field was not in game condition because of the recent rain. The doubleheader will start at 6:30 p.m.