Fairfield Head Coach Bob Bradfield and his squad traveled to Burlington Tuesday night for a makeup doubleheader with the Greyhounds that the home team unfortunately swept with 2-1 and 3-2 victories.
There wasn?t much offense in the opener with the Trojans reaching base just four times in 24 at-bats with Ashtyn Drish hitting safely half of those times. Grace Stever and Carly Ferrel had the other two hits with Ferrel driving in pinch-runner Dani Breen in the fifth inning to tie the game at one after the Greyhounds took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. Burlington then walked off with a run in the seventh for the 2-1 victory.
Allison Rebling had eight strikeouts in seven innings while allowing two runs, one earned, off five hits and six walks.
Fairfield produced slightly more offense in the second game but the result was the same as they fell 3-2 on another walkoff.
This time, the Trojans scored first with a run in the third before Burlington responded with one of their own in the fourth to tie it 1-1.
Fairfield regained the lead 2-1 in the top of the fifth, but the Greyhounds answered again with a score in the home-half of the inning to make it 2-2.
The decisive run again came in the bottom of the seventh when Burlington pushed across their third run for the doubleheader sweep.
Rebling and Ashtyn Drish each had two hits to lead the Trojans while Lily Hoskins, Ellie Baker and Brynley Allison also hit safely. Stever and Ferrel reached base as well with each drawing a walk in two ?official? at-bats.
Drish went the distance, allowing three runs, one earned, in six-plus innings while walking seven but surrendering just one recorded base hit. She also struck out three.
At 12-21 and 6-6 in the conference, Fairfield has a big Thursday-Friday-Monday schedule to end the regular season with SEC contests against first-place Keokuk and second-place Mt. Pleasant as well as games in Ottumwa versus Solon and the host Bulldogs on Friday.