Washington Evening Journal
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KEOKUK — Fairfield’s Hannah Simpson has been a stellar player on the field for much of her high school.
Simpson showed her talent once again Tuesday evening in the first inning against Southeast Conference opponent Keokuk.
In a game that eventually ended prematurely due to rain, Simpson delivered.
Following a Delaney Breen walk, Simpson stepped up to plate and put the ball over the fence for the eventual two winning runs.
The Trojans didn’t give up a hit in the game, but Keokuk was able to get a single run in the bottom of the first.
Fairfield’s defense held strong until the rain came, only tallying just one error in game.
Coty Engle did a heck of a job on the mound, pitching all five innings, allowing no hits, one run, two walks, and seven strikeouts against the 17 batters she faced.
Simpson had two of the Trojans three hits in the game, 2-2, while Engle had the other, 1-3.
With the win, the Trojans improve to 3-1. They will take on Fort Madison (1-4) in a SEC battle on Thursday.