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Jasper Reds Sweep St. Louis, Dubois County Bombers Blank Paducah

Dubois County (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds completed a 3 game sweep at Ruxer Field on Saturday against the St. Louis Eagles.    It was a gorgeous day at the ball park as Jasper dominated a solid team from Missouri.   The Reds complete the sweep with an 11-0 and 14-1 victory on Saturday after winning on Friday night by the score of 16-0.   Jasper is now 14-0 on the season.  It’s the eighth time this year that the Reds have won a game based on the run-rule. The Reds return to action on Saturday July 14th to face the Terre Haute Red Sox.   Game time is set for 2:30pm at Ruxer Field.   If the Reds are able to sweep Terre Haute, they would set a new team record for consecutive wins to start a season.   The current record has stood since 2008 when the Reds won their first 15 games of the season.   That streak was halted by Mt. Vernon, IL as the Reds fell 3-1 in that contest 10 years ago.

In game 1 on Saturday, Clayton Mayfield tossed a 1-hitter, allowing only an opposite field single in the third inning.   Mayfield had 7 strikeouts and walked 1.   Mayfield is now 4-0 on the season.   Jasper got off to a fast start and plated 6 runs in the bottom half of the second and never looked back.   The Reds added 5 more in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.   Jasper had 9 hits in the game.   Final score of game one was 11-0.

In game 2, the Reds started where they left off in game one as they crossed the plate 7 times in the first inning to take a 7-0 lead.   That would prove to be enough but Jasper’s offense was red hot as they added 3 more in the second inning and 4 more runs in the 4th to finish up the 14-1 win.   Kris Weisheit improved to 4-0 on the season with the victory.   Weisheit allowed 5 hits, all singles in the game.   Jasper was led by former JHS star Austin Simmers with a triple and a double.  Josh Weidenbenner, Lane Kirkland and Brandon Jackson all added doubles.

Reds Business Manager Bob Alles discusses this 2018 team and what has led to the successes and current undefeated season.

 

In other area Baseball action, the Dubois County Bombers add to their win column with a shutout of Paducah 6-0.   The game was scoreless until the top of the 5th when Dubois County struck for 4 runs and that would prove to be enough for the win.   The Bombers added 2 more in the top of the 9th inning but Paducah could not get anything going against the solid pitching effort from Dubois County.

The Bombers tallied 11 hits on the day with Nick Gonzales, Brad Fuhrhop, Evan Kahre and Jake Lewis each having a multi-hit game.   Evan Sankey earned the victory for Dubois County as he allowed no runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking one.

The win improves Dubois County to 19-13 on the season.    The Bombers travel to Madisonville on Sunday night to face the Miners at Elmer Kelley Stadium.   Game time is 7pm Eastern.    Dubois County’s road trip will continue on Monday as the Bombers will visit Henderson before returning home to League Stadium on Tuesday night to face Fulton.

 

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