FMHS boys drop two to Fairfield

FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds dropped a pair of games to Fairfield at home Monday night on senior night.

Senior Tony Fortado took the loss in a 20-0 five-inning first game for Fort Madison going two innings and giving up 12 runs, seven earned on eight hits.

The Trojans put up a 11 runs in a big third inning highlighted by junior Tristan Waugh’s grand slam with no outs in the top half.

Bloodhound pitchers allowed 10 hitters to reach base consecutively in the inning and all scored before recording an out. Waugh would score again in the inning on a ground out by Cade Lisk before Jackson Wheaton fanned to end the inning.

Eighth grader Landes Williams had the only hit for the Bloodhounds, a two-out single up the middle in the bottom of the second inning.

Caleb Parson worked at third of an inning and Gaven Wiseman worked 1 2/3 of an inning in the loss.

The Bloodhounds started the night cap with a single by Dayne Cordray. Cordray was moved to second on sacrifice by Parker Denning and then scored on Jordan Gerdes’ RBI single to right. Brandon Reichelt fanned and Jace Burgher popped to first to end the inning tied at 1-1.

The Trojans then got another big inning with eight runs in the top of the second. Cordray got Cade Lisk to ground out to first to start the inning, but then walked the next two followed by a hit batsman to load the bases. Kosta Papazagolou singled to drive in two runs and then Hunter Hoskins tripled to deep left to clear the bases.

Fairfield got back-to-back singles in the next two at bats for another run and then Lisk homered to right.  Wheaton grounded out to short to wrap up the inning with Fairfield up 9-1.

FMHS responded with three in the bottom half. Fortado and Parsons both reached on infield errors. Wiseman singled to drive in Fortado, and Parsons scored when Denning singled to shallow left. Wiseman moved to third on the hit and then scored on a wild pitch. Gerdes flew out to short to end the rally with the Hounds down 9-4.

The Hounds couldn’t muster another score while the Trojans put up two in the third and fourth innings and one in the fifth that set the 10-run rule at 14-4 with Fort Madison unable to get a run across in the bottom of the fifth.

Cordray went 1 1/3 in the loss striking out one, walking three and giving up three runs all earned. Wiseman worked 2/3 of an inning giving up six runs on six hits and Reichelt worked three innings fanning three and allowing five runs all earned on four hits.

The Hounds take on Holy Trinity Catholic tonight in the cross-town affair in a varsity only game beginning at 8 p.m.



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