Monday night the Fairfield baseball team traveled to Fort Madison for a Southeast Conference doubleheader that resulted in 19-0 and 14-4 mercy-rule victories to improve to 19-5 overall and 10-2 in the SEC with 12 games remaining in the regular season.
Although the Trojans scored the first run of the game on an error by the Bloodhounds, Fairfield?s offense was going to put up big numbers regardless as they added two more in the top of the first to take an early 3-0 lead.
Five in the second made it 8-0, but that was just the tremor before the earth-shaking 11-run explosion in the third when Tristin Waugh, Cade Lisk, Jackson Weaton, Hunter Drish, Kosta Papazaglou and Hunter Hoskins all moved runners across the plate with RBI during the inning.
Tristin smacked a double and roped Fairfield?s lone homer to push four Trojans across in his two at-bats of the third inning.
Head Coach Josh Allison?s boys collected 14 hits in 32 plate appearances including six walks for a .625 on-base percentage for the contest that was led by Papazoglou, Hoskins, Waugh and Austin Simpson who all managed multiple hits.
The team saw eight Trojans hit safely and a ninth, junior Cooper Drish, draw walks in both of his official chances with nine different Fairfielders also collecting at least one RBI.
Senior Graham Kuehl was the winning pitcher for Fairfield after allowing no runs on one hit and two walks over two innings while striking out three.
Sophomore Carter Ferrel threw two innings of relief and also allowed zero runs on one hit while striking out three on just 25 total pitches during his appearance.
Fort Madison ran with Fairfield in the nightcap for nearly two innings before running out of offensive output in the Trojans 14-4 win.
A Tristin Waugh sacrifice fly started the scoring for the orange and black but the Bloodhounds answered with a run of their own in the home-half of the inning to make it 1-1 after one.
That?s when a second outburst of offense came in the form of an eight-run second inning led by singles by Kosta Papazoglou, Waugh and Simpson, a double by Hunter Hoskins and a home run by Cade Lisk.
Fort Madison ?responded? with singles by Denning and Gerdes and a double by Wiseman that scored three runs in the bottom of the second to cut the Trojan lead to 9-4.
Fairfield scored two more in the third and fourth innings and ended the game with their 14th run in the top of the fifth.
Not only did the team hit safely 11 times, but they walked 10 more and then stole nine bases with juniors Waugh and Cooper Drish nabbing two a piece.
Waugh also led the team with three RBI, giving him seven on the night.
Soon-to-be senior Jackson Weaton threw 90 pitches over five innings allowing four scores on six hits and two walks while striking out six. It should be mentioned that three of the four runs Weaton allowed were unearned.
Tonight the Trojans host 16-4 Centerville that defeated Mt. Pleasant Monday night 11-1 at the middled school fields beginning at 5:30 p.m.