WILTON — The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) Fairfield High School baseball team scored eight runs in the opening inning and rolled past Class 2A No. 1 Wilton 17-3 in five innings in a nonconference road contest.

Austin Simpson homered and drove in five runs for the Trojans (23-4), who led by 11 after just two innings of play.

Cooper Drish homered in the opening inning, as did Jackson Weaton. Both players drove in three runs apiece, while Kosta Papazogolou, Carter Ferrel and Drew Martin had two RBIs each.

Weaton picked up the win, allowing three runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings and striking out four.

Van Buren 6, Keokuk 3

KEOSAUQUA — Ryan Wolf went 3-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs as the Warriors took a five-run lead before downing the Chiefs in a nonconference home game.

Tony Davison, Caleb Stoltz and Treyton Bainbridge also drove in runs for the Warriors, who used a four-run third inning to take a 5-0 lead.

Keokuk got within 5-3 in the fourth, getting runs on an error, ground out and single.

The Warriors added a run in the bottom of the inning for the final margin of victory.

Wolf picked up the win, allowing three unearned runs. Van Buren used four pitchers in the contest.

EBF 8, Martensdale-St. Mary's 7

EDDYVILLE — Trey Moore and Thane Alexander each collected a pair of hits as the Rockets won a thrilling regular-season finale with the Blue Devils. EBF scored five times in the fourth to take an early 5-1 lead, then snapped a tie scoring three times in the fifth.

Moore and Alexander both drove in a pair of runs. Alexander earned the win in relief, pitching the final five innings for the Rockets.

"Great way to end the season," EBF head baseball coach Thomas Hallgren said. "I'm proud of our seniors to get a win like this against a championship program. It's a good feeling heading into districts."
 
EBF finishes the regular season 20-11. The Rockets host the first round of Class 2A district play Saturday at Ron Welsch Field. The 5 p.m. game is Van Buren against Chariton. The 7 p.m. game is EBF against Albia.

Davis County 4-3, Knoxville 3-11

BLOOMFIELD — The Mustangs split a South Central Conference doubleheader to close out the regular season, winning the opening game to help secure a share of second place with EBF in the conference standings. Knoxville, the defending SCC champions, got a pair of hits and three RBI from Ben Olson as well as two hits and three runs scored by lead-off hitter Colton Jones in the nightcap.

Owen Bennett and Clay Collier both drove in runs for the Mustangs. Bennett matched Trevor Slayton, Noah Zmolek and Kaleb Wagler by collecting a hit and scoring a run in Davis County's final win of the regular season.

Davis County will take a 16-11 overall record into Class 2A postseason play. The Mustangs will head to Donnellson to face either EBF or Albia in the district semifinals on Tuesday.

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