Fairfield held off EBF 6-4 in the nightcap of a home opening varsity softball doubleheader Thursday. Shay Drish (front of the first picture below) went 3 of 3. Jenna Norris blasted a 2 run homer. Hannah Simpson provided a double and crossed the plate twice. Danielle Breen and Allison Rebling each had an RBI single. Emerson Manley was 1 of 2. Starter Coty Engle pitched 6 plus innings, had 3 strikeouts, gave up the 6 hits and 4 runs, 2 of them earned. Rebling was credited with a save, fanning 2 batters during the top of the 7th.
Rebling (2nd picture below) fired a 9 inning one hitter that featured 18 strikeouts but they lost 2-0 the first game. She retired 26 straight girls before 2 walks, a single and wild pitch allowed EBF to score twice. Fairfield got one single apiece from Ellie Baker, Peyton McCabe, Breen and Drish.