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Hoskins and Waugh lead Trojans to sweep

The Fairfield baseball team improved to 27-7 overall and secured the Southeast Conference championship Friday night with 14-6 and 13-3 victories over Keokuk.


 


Game one


Hunter Hoskins led the Trojans with a 4-4 performance that included singles in the first and third innings, a double in the sixth and a triple in the fourth. Hoskins also scored three runs, drove in three runs and stole a base. Jimmy Kurka, Hunter Drish and Tristin Waugh also had multiple hits as Fairfield scored three in the first, three more in the fourth, two in the fifth and six in the sixth.


The lone long ball was hit by Waugh in the fourth inning who finished the day with two RBI.


Cade Lisk collected the win after pitching the first 5 1/3 and throwing 88 pitches that led to three runs on two hits and no walks while striking out two.


Jimmy Kurka came in for 2 2/3 innings of relief and threw 22 pitches, allowing three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out another three.


 


Game two


The Trojans scored 13 runs on 13 hits in the five-inning mercy-rule shortened contest Friday night.


A three-run double by Boeker in the first gave the Chiefs an early lead, but Fairfield responded with a run in the first and four more in the third to take control for good. Three more in the fourth and five in the fifth sealed the win and insured the Trojans the SEC title with their 13-3 record in conference play.


Cooper Drish was 3-4 at the plate with a run scored and five RBI after hitting two doubles. Waugh was 3-3 with three runs scored and three RBI after hitting two doubles as well.


Austin Simpson, Jimmy Kurka and Hunter Drish also had multiple hits.


Graham Kuehl threw 90 pitches in the five-inning victory and allowed threw runs on four hits while walking five and striking out four.


 


Tonight


The Trojans head to Indianola before hosting Oskaloosa Tuesday.


Both games will be jv/varsity doubleheaders.