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Trojans split with Panthers, host Iowa City Liberty tonight

By Justin Webster | Jul 03, 2018
Photo by: GTNS photo Second baseman Tristin Waugh, right, flips the ball to Trojan shortstop Cooper Drish Monday night at Mt. Pleasant.

The Trojan baseball team lost game one 6-1, but prevailed 11-6 in the second game to improve to 22-6 overall and 11-3 in the SEC. Washington is 9-3 with games left at Fort Madison and at home versus Mt. Pleasant who is 10-4 with just the matchup against the Demons left on their conference schedule.


Game one

The Panthers scored two in the second, beginning with a run on a fielders-choice hit by Zach Beason. They added four more in the third when Potts, Anderson, Beason and Rich each drove in runs to give Mt. Pleasant a 6-0 advantage.

The lone tally for Fairfield came in the fifth inning when Cole Engle scored after singling himself. Hunter Hoskins and Kosta Papazoglou also had one hit while Cooper Drish went 2-3 to lead the team.

Cade Lisk took the loss, allowing six runs on two hits and seven walks with two strikeouts.

Jimmy Kurka threw 47 pitches of relief over the final four innings and allowed zero runs on one hit and two walks with a strikeout as well.


Game two

Cooper Drish and Hunter Hoskins both went 3-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI for the Trojans with Hoskins also stealing two bases.

Tristin Waugh started the scoring when he hit a sacrifice-fly in the first to give Fairfield a 1-0 lead.

The Trojans broke open their offense in the second inning when they scored five runs on RBI from Papazoglou and Hoskins with Austin Simpson hitting a solo homerun, his

Papazoglou also scored three runs after hitting safely twice in five at-bats.

Senior Graham Kuehl collected the win after pitching four innings and allowing five runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

Papazoglou threw 30 pitches in two innings of relief and allowed no runs on no hits while striking out all six batters he faced.

Caden Jones came in for the seventh and allowed one run on a hit while walking two and striking out one.

“We talked about it in between games,” said Trojan skipper Josh Allson. “We just wanted to make sure we didn’t lay down and that we’d battle in that second game.”

He added, “We had one inning where we kind of lulled ourselves a little bit and let the Panthers back in the game there. I would have liked to have not seen that, but we battled through that adversity. You know it’s always going to be a battle when we play. It doesn’t matter what the records are. It’s just one of those rivalry games.”

Tonight the Trojans host the 9-17 Iowa City Liberty Lightning at 7:30 p.m. at the middle school.

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