Trojans get revenge against Centerville
The Trojans waited until game 2 of their doubleheader with Centerville to score, but once they did the floodgates opened.
Fairfield split the doubleheader with Centerville, losing the first game 2-0 but getting revenge in the second game, 10-0.
REDETTES 2, TROJANS 0
The Trojans did not have much success at the dish in their first match against the Redettes, amassing only three hits. Katie Anderson had one of those hits, a double. Mackenzie McClure also doubled in the game.
Alli Deao pitched a fine game in a losing effort, giving up two earned runs on five hits and no walks in six innings with one strikeout.
Trojan head coach Bob Bradfield said Redette pitcher Kiley Micetich was not overpowering but she was precise.
“The Centerville pitcher in the first game was hitting her spots,” he said. “We had trouble with our timing adjusting to slower pitching.”
TROJANS 10, REDETTES 0
“We came out more fired up in the second game,” Bradfield said.
Did they ever. The Centerville pitcher was wild in the first inning, walking one batter and hitting two more. That led to three Trojan runs.
“It changed the whole complexion of the way things were going in the first game,” Bradfield said.
Sydney Burnett went 2-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. McClure went 2-2 with a double, three RBIs and three runs. Kenady Waugh singled and scored twice. Marisa Repp collected two hits, scored a run and drove in two.
Bradfield let two of his young guns pitch the nightcap. Eighth-grader Haley Beard started the game and threw four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk while fanning two. Brynna Bowman, another eighth-grader, completed the shutout by pitching two-innings of one-hit ball while punching out one.
“It was a good start to their varsity careers,” Bradfield said of the performances of Beard and Bowman.
Fairfield is 19-5 on the year. Its next game, in fact its next series of games, is today at the Clear Creek Amana Varsity Tournament. The tournament continues tomorrow.