Fulton scored three runs in each game but came up on the short end in its first high school baseball and softball games of the season Tuesday at Drives Park.
Kewanee Wethersfield beat the Steamers 7-3 in baseball and 10-3 in softball.
Fulton jumped in front 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning in softball and took a 2-1 lead into the top of the sixth inning. The Flying Geese rallied with four runs in the sixth and added five more in the seventh to pull out the win.
“We have things to work on, but overall it was a good first night out,” Fulton coach Jen Pepper said.
Erin Dryminski did much of the damage for Wethersfield. She had four hits, including a home run and two doubles, and drove in three runs. Jenna Jones had three hits, including a triple, to lead the Steamers.
On the baseball diamond, Wethersfield jumped in front 3-0 in the top of the third inning with a walk, an error and two hits. The Geese stretched the lead to 4-0 in the fourth before Fulton made it interesting.
Ryan Hoogheem led off the Fulton fourth with a single. After Austin Manon walked, Ryan Beiermann singled sharply to score Hoogheem. Ethan Jones followed with a run-scoring single to right-center but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double for the third out.
The Steamers pulled within 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, but Wethersfield scored three insurance runs in the top of the seventh for the final margin.
Weston Jones finished with three hits to lead Fulton.