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Softball team swept at Washington

By Justin Webster, Ledger sports editor | Jun 19, 2018
Hannah Simpson has shown tremendous power this season.

After winning four in a row last week against Mt. Pleasant and Mid-Prairie, Fairfield has now lost four in a row after getting swept at Washington Monday night.


Game one

Neither team scored until the eighth inning when Lily Hoskins scored the lone run for the Trojans to give them an extra-inning lead, however, the Demons tied it in the home-half of the eighth before walking off with a win in the bottom of the ninth.

“Our defense played pretty good,” said Head Coach Bob Bradfield. “But I think every run they scored was because we had some kind of a defensive mishap. We just made a couple mistakes and they didn’t. Neither team set the world on fire with their hitting.”

No Trojan had more than one hit with Shay, Simpson, Stever, Hoskins and Ferrel each hitting safely once with Drish also drawing one walk.

Allison Rebling went the distance in the loss throwing 8 1/3 and allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits and four walks while striking out nine.


Game two

“If I knew how much effect the first game had on the second game, I’d have people call me up for psychological analysis,” said Bradfield after a similar 3-2 loss in the second game.

“When you lose a close one like that first game, you’re going to be a little bit down,” admitted the Trojan leader.

“We got some momentum in the second game when we scored. That was a positive. We just couldn’t carry it on. Instead of scoring one, we should’ve scored two but we didn’t.”

Washington scored first with runs in the first and second, but Fairfield tied it with scores of their own in the fourth and fifth innings.

The Demons scored the decisive run in the home-half of the sixth before holding the Trojans in the top of the seventh for the save and the conference home sweep.

Fairfield was led by the sisters Drish who each had two of the Trojans eight hits. Shay also scored one of the team’s two runs with Danielle Breen scoring the other.

Stever, Hoskins, Gridley and Breen had the other four hits for Fairfield with Hoskins and Ashtyn recording the two RBI.

Ashtyn also threw a complete game, although hers only lasted six innings and she allowed three runs on three hits while walking one and striking out two.

Fairfield now travels to Albia tonight for a non-conference matchup with the Blue Demons.

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