BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Southeast Iowa conference leader Fairfield came into Fort Madison and lived up to it’s 10-1 record Monday night handing the Bloodhounds two losses, 11-1 and 7-2.
The Trojans scored early and often in the first game as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the the first two innings. Fort Madison’s Chase Lowney was on the mound in the first game and gave up 11 runs all earned on 11 hits while walking four and striking out one.
The Hounds got on the board with an RBI single by junior Kamryn Bailey in the bottom of the first but couldn’t get another run across the plate in game. They did manage five hits off senior Haley Beard who’s 5-1 on the year, but only allowing a team hitting average of .112 on the season. Lexi Schmidt, Jada Lamm, Shyla Farmer and Lowney had the other hits for the red and black.
The Hounds suffered some miscues in a very winnable second game after holding a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning. Teryn Parsons went 3 for 3 in the game with a double to lead the Hounds at the plate. Bailey, who’s leading the Hounds with a .421 batting average, went 2 for 3 with a double to right and a run scored. Kylee Cashman came around to score as a courtesy runner.
Schmidt (1-5) took the loss for the Hounds going all seven innings giving up seven runs only three earned, including a five-run fifth inning that blew the game open. She struck out six and didn’t allow a walk.
The Hounds (2-10, 0-8 in the conference) take on Burlington tonight in a varsity doubleheader.