KNOXVILLE — Fairfield scored the first run in its nonconference baseball tilt at Knoxville on Monday night, but the Trojans couldn’t keep momentum after the initial run. Fairfield fell 11-1(6) to the Panthers, dropping their fifth-straight game.
The game was scoreless after two innings, thanks in part to a strong start by freshman Max Weaton. Weaton went into the bottom of the third with a one-run lead after courtesy runner Josh Brewington scored to make it 1-0.
Knoxville battled back with five runs in the third inning and never looked back. The Panthers scored three more in the fourth and three in the sixth to end the game one inning early with a 10-run victory.
Weaton went 1-for-2 at the plate with Fairfield’s only hit of the night, a single. Carter Ferrel, Matthew Swanson and Wyatt Baker all earned walks.
Weaton gave up six runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks, while striking out five Knoxville batters. Nate Woodburn threw two innings and gave up five runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks. Drew martin saw time on the mound, but only threw two pitches.
Fairfield fell to 4-15