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Jasper Reds Win Battle of Dubois County Teams in Bluegrass World Series

Louisville (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds snagged an early lead over the Dubois County Bombers and held on to pick up a 4-0 win.   The Reds plated one run in the bottom of the first on a groundout by Garret Camp, scoring Austin Simmers.    Jasper tagged on two more runs in the bottom of the second inning as Jacob Lents and Lawan Rollins crossed the plate and the 4th and final run came in the third as Devan Franz scored.

Kevin Davis took the loss for the Bombers as he went two innings, allowed three runs on four hits and walking one.  The winning pitcher for the Jasper Reds was 35 year old right hander Donnie Johnson.  He went five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs, while striking out three.   Devan Franz also had a strong outing for the Reds as he started the game and went four innings, allowing zero runs on two hits while striking out five in his four innings of work.

The Reds were led in hitting by Austin Simmers with a 3 for 5 effort which included a triple in the 4th inning.  Garrett Camp added a double in the 7th for Jasper.    Evan Kahre, Cooper Trinkle, Nolan Ramsey, Chase Anderson and John McDonald each collected one hit for the Dubois County Bombers.

Despite the loss for Dubois County, they will advance to the Championship Game on Saturday evening at Slugger Field.   Game time is set for 6pm and their opponent is the Louisville Stars.   The Stars feature former MLB All-Stars and World Series Champions including newly inducted Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, Johnny Damon and J.D. Drew to name a few.   The Stars coaching staff feature some big names as well including Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.


Jasper Reds have Strong Outing against Former MLB Stars in Bluegrass World Series

Louisville (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds took the field on Monday night at Slugger Field in Louisville as part of the inaugural Bluegrass World Series with a large task at hand.    Their opponent (Louisville Stars) was comprised of former MLB Stars who still play the game at a very high level.    The Stars featured the likes of Johnny Damon, Jason Marquis and J.D. Drew to name a few.

Jasper entered the game just one week removed from finishing their regular season with an impressive 18-0 record.   Bo Daves took the mound for the Reds with a 5-0 mark.   Daves held the Stars scoreless until the bottom of the 2nd inning when Louisville plated one but the big blow came in inning number 4 as the Louisville Stars sent three runs across the plate including a two run shot by Corky Miller.   Louisville would add one more run to the tally in the bottom of the 8th and held Jasper scoreless in the 9th giving the MLB stars a 5-0 win.

Bo Daves (5-1) took the loss for Jasper and Jason Marquis picked up the win for the Louisville Stars.   The Reds finished the game with no runs on 5 hits and no errors.   Louisville had 5 runs on 7 hits and no errors.   Jasper returns to action in the Bluegrass World Series on Wednesday afternoon with a 3:30pm tilt against the FCSL Futures team.   The Louisville Stars also return to action on Wednesday with a 7pm start against the Hattiesburg Black Sox.

Jasper Reds Finish Regular Season Undefeated, First Time in 125 Year History

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds finished up their regular season on Thursday night at Ruxer Field with a 10-0 win over the Terre Haute Red Sox.   That win solidified the teams first ever undefeated season in their 125 year history.  Devan Franz picked up the win for the Reds allowing only 2 hits in his five innings of work.  Franz struck out nine and walked three as he improved his record to 2-0 on the season.   Kris Weisheit and Ben Lambert worked 2 innings each of hitless relief.   Jasper had 13 hits in the game and was led by Austin Simmers who had 3 hits.   Austin Alles homered in the 2nd inning and added a single, LaWan Rollins tripled while Jacob Lents and Ben Lambert each picked up doubles.

The Jasper Reds finish up the regular season with an 18-0 record.

The Reds will now head to Louisville’s Slugger Field to participate in the inaugural Bluegrass World Series.   Jasper will play the Louisville Stars, a team comprised of former MLB stars.  The Reds will then continue pool play on Wednesday at Slugger Field as they will face the Florida Collegiate Summer League champion.   That league receives operating funds from Major League Baseball.    On Friday, the Reds will travel to University of Louisville’s Patterson Field to meet Hattiesburg MS.   If Jasper wins or finish in second place in their pool, they will return to Slugger Field for a game next Saturday.

NNDC will keep you updated on the results from the Bluegrass World Series.


Jasper Reds Preparing for Matchup with MLB Stars in Bluegrass World Series

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds are off to a 16-0 start on the season as they prepare for their 26th annual Reds reunion which takes place this Saturday morning at the Jasper Jaycee Clubhouse.   The reunion will start at 11am Eastern and will feature baseball memorabilia from previous Reds teams.    Refreshments will also be available and the public is welcome.

Area baseball fans will have a very unique opportunity at the end of this month to watch the Jasper Reds play in the inaugural Bluegrass World Series to be played in Louisville’s Slugger Field.  The Reds will meet the Louisville Stars, a team comprised of former MLB Stars, on Monday night July 30th at 7pm.  The MLB Stars will feature players that have combined for 68 All-Star appearances and 20 World Series Championships.   Hall of Famer Johnny Bench will manage the Stars while Ron Oester, Tom Browning & Doug Flynn will serve as his coaches.  The Stars roster includes such names as Chipper Jones, Jayson Werth,  Johnny Damon,  J. D. Drew & Rick Ankiel to name a few.  To view their complete roster go to the website bluegrassworldseries.com.  While on the site you can order tickets for the game. If you use promo-coupon code Reds2018 the Jasper Reds will receive 50 percent of the proceeds.  

Jasper Reds business manager Bob Alles talks about their upcoming game against the Louisville Stars.