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Fairfield’s Allison wins 400th game
Trojans knock off EBF in non-conference home game
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield baseball team walked off Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Wednesday, and the 7-6 victory brought a historic win to Trojan head coach Josh Allison.
Wednesday night’s victory, which was the first for the Trojans this season, was the 400th in Allison’s career.
It happened in thrilling fashion, as the Trojans came into their final at-bat trailing 6-5, but an array of walks and wild pitches let Fairfield score two more runs without ever getting a hit.
Fairfield’s Caden Allison led the inning off by drawing a walk. Tate Allen drew a walk one batter later, and eventually, both scored on wild pitches.
There would be five walks in a row to start the inning. Dain Burkhart, Cody Birlson and Aiden Krueter all drew walks before the wild frame was done.
The final wild pitch came when Allen scampered home while Landon Nodurft stood at the plate.
Allison, Bates, Allen and Burkhart all had an RBI in the win. No Trojans had more than one hit. As a team, Fairfield hit five singles.
Burkhart picked up the win on the mound after throwing a scoreless top of the seventh. Bates threw four innings in the win, and Bates threw two.
Fairfield moved to 1-2 overall with the win. The Trojans will host Muscatine on May 23.