A seven run Fairfield outburst in the first inning put Tuesday’s non conference game with Mid-Prairie out of reach early as the Trojans cruised to a 15-3 win. Fairfield posted those seven runs on five hits and were helped by two Mid-Prairie errors in the frame, the big blow, a grand slam home run from Trojan second baseman Tyler Cooksey, chasing Golden Hawk starter Nick Stimson. Fairfield would add three more in the second to run the lead to 10-0. Mid-Prairie scratched across a run on a sac fly from Jackson Yoder in the third but the Hawks had their chances on the night stranding eight runners. Following the game Head Coach Ryan Koller talked about his team’s offense.
“We stranded eight guys, but we’re hitting line drives, and that has changed a lot from the beginning of the year,” Koller said. “One through nine now, it’s pretty much consistently that some guys are coming through each night.”
Fairfield used a fifth inning rally of six hits to put five more runs on the board to stretch the lead to 15-1. Mid-Prairie got their last two tallies in the bottom half of the fifth on a pair of Fairfield errors. Mid-Prairie was led by Spencer Shalla’s two hits and a run and a hit from Jonas Coblentz. Cooksey led Fairfield with two hits, five RBI and two runs scored. Stimson took the loss for the Hawks allowing seven runs on five hits and walking one. Adam Schrock pitched the final four innings of relief. Mid-Prairie is now 8-24 on the year and host Tipton for a conference double header tonight.