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Fairfax sweeps twinbill from Norway

WALFORD - Fairfax continued its dream season Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader from the Norway Bandits in Walford.

Fairfax won both games by a single run, taking the opener 1-0 and prevailing 7-6 in the nightcap in eight innings.

Fairfax reached the halfway point of the Iowa Valley League season with a 9-1 record, good for a two-game lead over Red Top.

Austin Czerwiec tossed a five-hit shutout for Fairfax in the 1-0  victory in the first game for his fifth victory of the season. Walker Breard had an RBI double in the first inning for the only run in the  well-played game, driving in Cody Williams.

Jordan Hanlon pitched a four-hitter for Norway. JT Sole had two hits for the Bandits.

The second game was tied, 5-5, after seven innings. Norway took a 6-5 lead in the top of the eighth, but Fairfax responded with two runs in the bottom of the eighth for the victory.

Jacob Henry ignited the two-run rally for Fairfax with a single and scored on a triple by Stephen Jensen. Adam Stolley delivered the game-winning hit with a line single to left.

Cody Bell picked up the victory for Fairfax in Game 2 with two innings of relief. He also had three hits in the ballgame and scored two runs. Alex Hayden had two hits for Fairfax.

Mitch Walser collected a pair of doubles for Norway.


WILLIAMSBURG - Red Top had excellent pitching Sunday and swept a doubleheader from the Williamsburg Red Sox in Williamsburg.

Cole McDonald and Shane Ritter combined on a shutout for Red Top in the first game for a 4-0 victory. McDonald struck out seven batters in five innings and Ritter fanned four batters in two innings.

Ben Norman, Reid Bonner and Billy Kass had two hits for Red Top.

Anthony Gagliardi tossed a six-hitter for Red Top in the second game with seven strikeouts in a 4-1 verdict. Nick Day drove in all four  runs for Red Top with a solo home run and a three-run double. Cal Clark had two hits for the winners.


Fairfax 9-1
Red Top 7-3
Norway 5-5
Walford 3-7
Watkins 3-7
Williamsburg 3-7

PITCHER OF THE WEEK - Austin Czerwiec, Fairfax
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - Mitch Moser, Walford & Nick Day, Red Top


Watkins at Williamsburg, 1 p.m.
Walford at Fairfax, 1 p.m.
Red Top at Norway, 5 p.m.


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