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Trojan baseball sweeps Keokuk, improves to 11-3 overall

The Fairfield baseball team improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in the Southeast Conference after sweeping the Chiefs at Keokuk 10-2 and 4-2, respectively.




Game one


Tristin Waugh doubled in a run to start the scoring in the top of the first before the home team answered when Dalton Boecker hit into a fielder?s choice, scoring the tying run in the bottom half of the inning.


Noah Stone singled on a 2-2 count in the fourth, scoring the two decisive runs before the Trojans tallied on four more scores in the sixth when Hunter Drish, Hunter Hoskins, and Waugh all drove in runs to make it 7-1.


The Chiefs got their final run in the bottom of the sixth to reduce the deficit to five runs, but Fairfield added three in their last at-bat to claim the eight run victory.


Graham Kuehl went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out ten and walking just one.


Fairfield had 11 hits in the game, led by Hunter Drish who went 3-4 with a walk and scored two runs and collected three RBI.


The Trojans defense didn?t commit a single error in the field and Noah Stone had the most chances with nine.


 


Game two


Again the Trojans never trailed in their 4-2 win, scoring the first run of the game in the top of the second on an error by the Chiefs.


In the fourth, Fairfield got three additional runs when junior Austin Simpson hit a bases-clearing double.


Keokuk put runs on the board in the fourth and sixth, but it was too little, too late with Cade Lisk capturing the victory.


Lisk went 5 2/3 inninngs, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out 11.


Jimmy Kurka recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Fairfield, allowing zero runs on one hit.


Simpson and Hunter Drish led the team with multiple-hit games each.