CHARITON ? The Fairfield baseball team won a 19-10 non-conference shootout Wednesday night at Chariton.
The Trojan scoring started in the first when a run scored on a Cooper Drish fielder?s choice. After Chariton tied it at two in the third with a sacrifice fly, Fairfield pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth.
The scoring was far from over with the Trojans scoring eight runs in the top of the seventh, only to be answered by the Chargers with eight runs for the home team in the bottom of the frame.
James Lyman collected the win for Fairfield, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out three and walking one.
Austin Simpson came on for one inning of relief, allowing six runs on four hits while striking out two and walking one.
Not to be outdone by Chariton?s 12 hits, Fairfield had 15 of their own including a 3-3 performance by Hunter Hoskins who scored three times as well.
Hunter Drish, Jimmy Kurka, Kosta Papazoglou, and Cooper Drish each had two hits for the Trojans while Cade Lisk, Tristin Waugh, Austin Simpson and Jackson Weaton had one hit a piece.
Tonight the Trojans will open Southeast Conference play with a doubleheader against Washington at the middle school fields starting at 5:30 p.m.