Baughman surrendered Ellis’ third hit in the ninth but picked up the win for himself and his team as the last two Trojan hitters grounded out.
”We have not been in very many close games,” said Schroeder. “A win like this over a quality team like Fairfield should help us at tournament time.”
”It was a good game,” added Allison. “Definitely a fun one to be a part of.”
Fairfield scored a single run in the first inning of game two. The visitors took the lead with two runs in the second. Charger starting pitcher, Alex Wright had the first of his four hits of game two and a single by Ben Kinser and a balk scored the runs.
After Fairfield failed to score in the home second, the visitors sent 12 hitters to the plate and scored eight runs. Token Hall, Austin Peterson, T.J. Hockenson, Braida, and Baughman all had RBI hits in the inning. Baughman drove in two with his second double.
The Trojans failed to score again in the third and headed to the fourth staring a run rule game straight in the face. The third was Wright’s last. Wright, who had caught the opener, talked about his three innings of work.
”I felt fine, but we have a big conference doubleheader, so we were saving innings,” Wright said.
Hockenson’s RBI single scored Wright and Chariton went up 11-1 entering the Trojan fourth. The Chargers hurt their chances to end the game early by making two errors that were sandwiched around a Tyler Cooksey hit. With two outs, Ellis delivered a three run double and the Trojans were within 11-5.
Jordan Whitney, the third Fairfield pitcher, blanked the visitors in the top of the fifth. The Trojans continued to eat away at the Chariton lead by adding two runs in their at bat in the fifth. Peterman drove in the first and Hietpas’ two out double scored the second.