Washington Evening Journal
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CENTERVILLE — The Trojan baseball team wasn’t messing around on Tuesday night.
Fairfield went into Centerville, scored 19 runs over six innings and walked out with a dominant 19-6 victory.
Fairfield scored in every at-bat. The Trojans put up four runs each in the first and second innings, one in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and six in the sixth to end the game one frame early.
The Trojans burned the Big Reds on the bases as well, swiping 14 bags in 14 attempts.
Centerville’s bats weren’t quiet either. The Big Reds put up runs in every at-bat but their last.
Fairfield’s Tallon Bates filled the stat line, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs and three stolen bases on the day. Chandler Pumphrey went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Nate Smithburg went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Dylan Hunter was 1-for-1 with three runs scored, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Connor Lyons was 2-for-3 with four runs scored, three stolen bases and an RBI. Cason Miller had a pair of runs scored and stole two bases. Tate Allen knocked in two runs.
Fairfield threw four pitchers in the win. Brad Woodburn picked up the win, giving up three earned runs over 2.1 innings.
Fairfield scored 11 runs in Game 2 against Washington on Monday, meaning the Trojans have pushed 30 runs across the plate in their last two games.
Fairfield is now 15-13 overall. The Trojans will put their 10-7 Southeast Conference record on the line against Mt. Pleasant (7-16, 6-12) on Thursday night.