The Trojan varsity baseball team improved to 20-4 overall and 8-0 outside of Southeast Conference play with a double header sweep of Davis County at the middle school fields Friday night, 8-7 and 12-2.
Davis County got on the board first with two runs in the second frame before Fairfield responded with three scores in the home half of the inning to take a short-lived one-run advantage. The Mustangs tied the game at three in the third with a run before the Trojans again regained the lead with another tally of their own to go ahead 4-3. Two runs crossed for the visiting team in the fourth with the home team only getting one, leaving the contest tied again after four innings, this time at 5-5.
Fairfield got the three decisive runs in the bottom of the sixth and stifled a Mustang rally in the seventh at two scores, giving the Trojans the 8-7 victory.
Seniors Cole Engle, Kosta Papazoglou and Tristin Waugh all hit safely twice while classmates Cooper Drish and Caden Jones also got on-base via hit although the Trojans were more patient than just eight hits at the plate, drawing 10 walks led by junior Carter Ferrel who earned three free passes. Senior Jackson Weaton and K-Pap both had two walks each as well.
Jones started the game and went four innings, allowing five runs, only one of them earned, off of four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Freshman Connor Lyons got a big promotion and threw the last 32 pitches for FHS over the course of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings of game one, allowing two runs, neither earned, off of one hit and no walks with a strikeout for the team rookie.
Once again Davis County jumped out to a 2-0 lead, this time after just a half-inning of play, although Fairfield appropriately responded with 12 unanswered runs beginning with four in the first, followed by two in the second, five in the fourth and one in the sixth.
FHS piled up 12 hits and earned four walks in the nightcap with Drish, Engle, Ferrel and Papazoglou each hitting safely multiple times with Kosta shining the brightest with a 2-3 stat line with a double, a walk drawn and three runs scored for the Trojans.
Weaton pitched the first five innings, tossing 101 times while allowing two runs, one earned, off of three hits with five strikeouts and five walks.
Junior Elan “I just trust my defense” Ledger threw one inning of relief and needed just nine pitches to retire the side in the sixth inning while facing four batters and allowing just one hit.
Fairfield hosts 15-12 Indianola who is coming off of a doubleheader sweep of Norwalk and is 7-3 in their last 10 contests.