Fairfield’s varsity softball team traveled to Wellman Wednesday morning for a non-conference doubleheader with Mid-Prairie and split the two games to leave their season mark at 12-9.
Two big innings were the difference as Fairfield posted a five-run second before the scoring halted until the home half of the fifth when the Hawks rallied for one run. Fortunately for skippier Bob Bradfield’s squad, they responded with four more scores in the sixth for the 9-1 final.
Fairfield recorded 11 hits and earned an extra base with one walk. Junior Shay Drish and freshmen Hannah Simpson and Danielle Breen each hit safely twice with Simpson earning the free pass and Drish driving in four runs.
Soon-to-be senior Allison Rebling went seven innings in the circle, allowing one earned run on three hits with seven walks and 12 strikeouts to collect the win.
FHS jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the second, unfortunately the Trojans were unable to break through in any of the other innings and a three-run rally in the fifth gave the Hawks the two-game split.
Rebling and eighth grader Coty Engle were the Trojans to hit safely multiple times with the junior also recording both RBI during her four at-bats.
Engle went six innings in the ring and took the loss after allowing three earned runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
The Trojans will join Albia, Carlisle, Collins-Maxwell, Creston, East Marshall, Eddyville-Blakesburg, Keokuk, Knoxville, Liberty, Louisa-Muscatine, Norwalk, Sigourney, Van Meter, West Burlington and host Oskaloosa Saturday for a tournament with Fairfield playing Van Meter at 11 a.m. and Osky at 12:45 p.m.