The Ottumwa Courier

Sports

July 24, 2013

Early miscues cost Trojans

FAIRFIELD — Fort Madison took advantage of Trojan errors in each of the first two innings to score three unearned runs and then played errorless ball behind pitcher Miles Wentzein to win the Class 3A, District 8 final 3-1 in baseball action Monday night in Fairfield.

As well as Fairfield has played over the final half of the season, the loss was a shock to some and maybe even considered an upset by some.

The Trojans brought a 25-8 record into the game that included a tie for the Southeast conference championship. In that conference action, they had defeated Fort Madison three of the four times they played.

“We’ve really been playing well lately,” said Fairfield coach Josh Allison. “What makes tonight so hard to accept is that we have delivered the timely hit in almost every case for most of the season.”

Spencer Peterman led off the game with a single for Fairfield, but Wentzein struck out the next two hitters to get his game started.

The visiting Bloodhounds scored a run in the bottom of the first. They used an error, a passed ball, a wild pitch, and Jacob Riley’s single to score.

Wentzein struck out the side in the second and quickly recorded the first five of his 10 strikeouts in the contest.

“I’m not sure about his whole season, but he (Wentzein) pitched pretty well against us down there (in Fort Madison),” added Allison.

Fort Madison used its final two hits of the night, a Trojan error, and some heady base running to score the two runs they would need to win the game.

Fort Madison loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the second. Then the Trojans pulled off a double play that quickly registered two outs, but allowed the two runs to score. With the bases loaded, David Guzman flied to right. The runner on third tagged and scored. The runner on first was doubled off to complete the play. The runner on second, after tagging, just kept running around third and scored while the Trojans were completing the double play.

Text Only
Sports
  • 2014 Iowa High School State Softball Tournament 2014 Iowa High School State Softball TournamentAt Harlan Rogers ParkFort DodgeMonday, July 21Class 3A QuarterfinalsNo. 2 East Marshall 4, Mid-Prairie 3No. 9 Bondurant-Farrar 9, No. 13 West Burlington/Notre Dame 4No. 3 Clarke 13, Spirit Lake 0 (3)Gree

    July 26, 2014

  • State Softball Tournament FridayClass 2A State ChampionshipNo. 2 Earlham 6, No. 4 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 4 Class 2A All-State Tournament TeamTaylor Hipsley, EarlhamSadie Baugher, Eddyville-Blakesburg-FremontMegan Kirchgatter, Maple Valley-Anthon-OtoTaylor Huber, Alburne

    July 26, 2014

  • On Tap Saturday Prep BaseballClass 1A State QuarterfinalsTwin Cedars vs. Underwood at Des Moines (Principal Park), 11 a.m.

    July 26, 2014

  • 0726 OTT Sports Twin Cedars baseball photo Twin Cedars ready for state DES MOINES — What a long, great trip its been for the Twin Cedars baseball team and the Sabers don't want the party to end anytime soon. Today, the top-ranked Sabers (33-0) take on Underwood at 11 a.m. at Principal Park in the first round of the Cla

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0726 OTT Sports EBF softball Nataliah Hopkins photo 'What A Ride!' FORT DODGE — Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont's dream of winning a state title was dashed in the Class 2A championship game at Rogers Park on Friday. After beating top-ranked Highland the day before to reach their first state championship game, the Rocke

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0726 OTT Sports Clarke softball photo Clarke takes 3A State Title on walk-off homer FORT DODGE — It was a walk-off win last year in Ottumwa that gave Lindsay Diehl the chance to coach her alma-mater at the Iowa High School State Softball Tournament. This year, a walk-off win made the former Indian Hills standout a state championship

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0726 OTT Sports John Wardenburg photo Wardenburg's first offseason has been a busy one OTTUMWA — As the top assistant coach under Barret Peery, the past three years for John Wardenburg at Indian Hills have kept him plenty busy. Those past three years, however, are nothing compared to how busy the past three months have been since Warde

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0726 OTT Sports Steven Wilson photo Bulldog pitcher climbs ladder of success OTTUMWA — Steven Wilson has come a long way. The senior graduate went from making a couple of obscure appearances on the mound his junior year to becoming Ottumwa's No. 1 pitcher this season. "Steven Wilson has been phenomenal all year long for us,"

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Baseball Tournament Saturday Class 1A Quarterfinals No. 1 Twin Cedars (33-0) vs. Underwood (22-7), 11 a.m. (104.9 FM KBOE) Tuesday Class 3A Quarterfinals No. 5 Fairfield (30-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (22-14), 8 p.m. (95.9 FM KKFD)

    July 25, 2014

  • 0725 OTT Sports Ottumwa baseball photo OHS seniors help turn season around OTTUMWA — From 0-4 to 25-16.This is the story of the Ottumwa baseball team. Yet, beyond the numbers is the story behind the story; the pivotal reasons the Bulldogs were able to rescue their season from oblivion and finish with a respectable record.“T

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints


Obituaries

Facebook