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Trojan baseball falls to Ottumwa, beats SE Warren

By Justin Webster | May 29, 2018

Friday’s game against Ottumwa was a heartbreaker for Fairfield as they lost the lead late in a 6-4 defeat.

Ottumwa was down 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jones doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs. Ottumwa got things started in the first inning with a running scoring single from Berg. The Trojans then put up three runs in the third when Hunter Hoskins and Austin Simpson both moved runners across the plate with RBI in the inning. Larkin got the win for Ottumwa after allowing four runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out three. Cole Engle took the loss for Fairfield, allowing six runs on seven hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out two. Tristin Waugh led the Trojans with three hits in his three plate appearances.

 

Saturday

Fairfield took home a 4-3 victory over Southeast Warren on Saturday.

SEW started the scoring with a run in the first but the Trojans were able to tie it with a run in the home half of the second.

The visitors then regained the lead in the top of the third with two runs to take a 3-1 advantage, although their lead did not last long as Fairfield tied it again in the bottom of the inning with two runs of their own.

The Trojans took the lead for good with a run in the fourth when an error scored the go-ahead run for Fairfield.

Graham Kuehl pitched the Trojans to victory, lasting six and two-thirds innings while allowing three runs on five hits and striking out seven.

Cade Lisk threw one-third of an inning in relief out of the bullpen, recording the last out to earn the save for Fairfield.

Hall took the loss for Southeast Warren after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five and walking zero over three innings.

Fairfield had home runs from Austin Simpson in the second inning and Hunter Hoskins in the third.

The Trojans scattered nine hits in the game with Waugh and Hoskins each recording two a piece for Fairfield.

The team will travel to Burlington tonight.

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