Washington Evening Journal
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OTTUMWA — Fairfield softball completed its regular season on Saturday with both a win and loss in the Ottumwa Classic.
The Trojans defeated a solid Solon squad in game one, 8-3, but fell short to host Ottumwa in the second 3-2.
In the opening game, Fairfield put five runs on the board in the first inning and never trailed.
After a scoreless second, Solon cut it to two, 5-3, in the top of the third with a trio of runs, but they would never score again.
The Trojans scored one in the bottom of the third, and added one each in the fifth and seventh to pull out the win.
Fairfield tallied a total of 13 hits in the win. Danielle Breen went 3-4 with one RBI. Brynley Allison, Jenna Norris and Delaney Breen each had two hits. Norris and Allison each finished with a pair of RBIs as well. Coty Engle, Hannah Simpson, Peyton McCabe and Emersyn Manley all had one hit. Simpson, McCabe and Savannah Hollander each had one RBI.
Engle was credited with the win from the circle. She allowed three runs on four hits, six walks and five strikeouts.
Against Ottumwa, the Bulldogs took a 3-1 lead through following the first inning.
After going scoreless through the second and third, Fairfield added one in the fourth to make it just a one run ballgame, 3-2.
Despite cutting into the lead, the Trojans weren’t able to find the run they needed as both teams went scoreless through the final three innings.
Delaney Breen, Peyton McCabe, Emersyn Manley, Jenna Norris, Lilly Bergren and Brynley Allison all finished with one hit. McCabe and Bergren each had RBIs as well.
Laney Norris pitched for the Trojans, giving up three runs on 10 hits, one walk and four strikeouts.
Fairfield with take on Southeast Conference foe Mt. Pleasant in its next matchup. The contest markes the beginning of the post season for the Trojans.