It was a tough loss for the Fairfield Lions baseball team on Saturday night in a game that didn’t end until almost midnight. The Lions were matched up against Waterford and were only able to score once in the 7-1 defeat in the district semi finals.
The Fairfield Lions were the home team on the board and Waterford took first at-bat. Waterford got the bats going early as their leadoff man hit a triple down the rightfield line to start the game. The Waterford team was able to get the bases loaded but Fairfield pitcher Same Buddlemeyer was able to strike out the batter for the final out and leave the runners stranded. But at the end of the first half, Waterford led the game with a score of 2-0.
Waterford added another run in the second inning when their leadoff man hit an inside the park home run to make it 3-0. Fairfield’s first and only run came in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 3-1, but Waterford was able to score once in the fifth and three more times in the sixth take take home the 7-1 victory.
Mitch Rose and Sam Buddlemeyer led the Lions at the plate with one hit a piece.
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