Tigers, Wolves pick up wins in Fairfield tournament

FAIRFIELD — The New London and Winfield-Mt. Union softball teams competed in the Fairfield softball tournament over the weekend, and both teams went 1-2.

New London picked up a 6-5 win over the hosting Trojans before falling 4-1 to Pekin and 14-0 to Wilton. A walk-off double by Kara Krieger gave the Tigers their lone win, on Friday night.

New London put up three runs in the first inning, stealing the lead early. The Tigers led 3-1 after one inning, 4-2 after the third and 4-3 after the fourth. Fairfield took a 5-4 lead in the top of the fifth, but the Tigers tied the game up in the bottom of the fifth before winning it in the seventh.

The Tigers had 10 hits in their win, eight of which came from Krieger and Layney Loyd. Four was the magic number for Krieger, who went 4-4 with four doubles and four RBIs. Loyd was 4-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Loyd also crossed the plate four times. Sofie Reighard was 1-3 with an RBI.

Chloe Heitmeier threw seven innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits. She struck out two batters on the night.

The Tigers had trouble scoring on Saturday. Their only run in a 4-1 loss against Pekin came in the seventh inning, and they couldn’t score against Wilton.

New London had five hits against Pekin. One of those hits was a solo homer by Krieger, who finished 2-3 with an RBI.

Heitmeier threw seven innings against the Panthers, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and one walk. She struck out one batter.

Wilton scored 14 runs over six innings in the next game. Loyd went 2-3 to lead the Tigers, who had five hits in the loss.

Elly Manning threw five and two-thirds innings, giving up 12 runs (10 earned) on 16 hits and two walks. The eighth-grader struck out four batters in that game. Haley Rohdy also pitched, giving up two earned runs over two-thirds of an inning.

W-MU fell 2-0 against Wilton on Friday night. On Saturday, the Wolves lost 14-3 against Van Buren, but shut down Chariton 11-0.

The Wolves had just four hits in the loss against Wilton. Madie Williamson gave up two earned runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out eight batters. Both Wilton’s runs came in the first two innings.

The Van Buren offense was electric in the game aginst W-MU. The Warriors were able to end the game early, winning 14-3 in four innings.

Liana Sweezer did have a big fly in the loss, going 1-2 with a solo homer. Carlee Sloan and Molly Miller each went 1-2 with a double.

Sloan gave up three innings in the loss. She gave up 11 runs (eight earned) on nine hits and one walk. She struck out two batters. Kayreanna Sharar threw one inning in relief, giving up three earned runs.

The Wolves were able to let out some frustration against Chariton. W-MU scored two runs in the first inning, one each in the third and fourth, and seven in the seventh.

Anna Anderson went 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Sweezer was 1-4 with a double. Jobey Malone, Miller and Keely Malone had one RBI apiece.

Madie gave up just one hit over seven innings against the Chargers. She struck out 16 batters in the win.