Fairfield’s historic, magical run to state gets shut down as Fitch fires perfect game in D-I semifinal

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Austintown-Fitch High School pitcher Sydnie Watts (right) celebrates with teammates May 31, 2024, after a Division I state softball semifinal against Fairfield at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Fitch won 10-0 in five innings. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

AKRON — Brenda Stieger felt like the only thing left to do was focus on the positives.

Fairfield High School’s historic softball season ended in emphatic fashion Friday afternoon at Firestone Stadium as Sydnie Watts fired a perfect game to power Austintown-Fitch to a 10-0, five-inning triumph in a Division




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