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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.


Jasper Reds Remain Undefeated – Wrap Up 3 Game Series with St. Louis Eagles Today (Saturday)

Jasper (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds remain undefeated and improve their record to 12-0 on the season with a 16-0 win in 4 1/2 innings on Friday night against the visiting St. Louis Eagles.   The Reds jumped out to an early lead scoring 3 in the bottom of the first, four more in the second and put the game out of reach by plating 9 runs in the bottom half of the third.   38 year old Brandon Jackson paced the Reds offense with 2 doubles and a single.  Eli Knust also had a pair of doubles, Derek Camp added 2 singles and Rollins had a triple in the 12 hit effort for Jasper.

Washington & Indiana Tech Ft. Wayne product Ben Lambert made his first appearance for the Reds and pitched a 2 hitter to earn the win.   Jasper and St. Louis wrap up their 3 game series this afternoon (Saturday) at Ruxer Field with first pitch set for 2:30pm.



Jasper Reds Continue Domination of Opponents

Jasper (NNDC) – The 125th season of Jasper Reds baseball is in full swing as the Reds continue their domination over their opponents.   The latest victim was the Owensboro Hardballers as they visited Ruxer Field on Saturday for a doubleheader.

In game one, the Reds picked up a 13-3 victory in 5 innings behind another strong showing from winning pitcher Clayton Mayfield.   He allowed only 3 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2.   Austin Simmers led Jaspers offense with a double and a pair of singles.  Garrett Camp added and double and a single for the Reds on the very hot Saturday afternoon at Ruxer.

In game two, both teams battled through the heat with Jasper once again pulling out the victory.    The 5-3 win was the Reds eleventh win of the season against no losses.   Austin Simmers again led the Jasper attack with a bases clearing triple and a single.   Kris Weisheit picked up the win for Jasper and Devan Franz got the save in relief.   Weisheit improved his record to 3-0 on the season after going 6 2/3 innings and allowing 5 hits in the win.

The Reds return to action this upcoming Friday evening at Ruxer Field as the St. Louis Eagles visit Jasper for a 3 game series.   Game time on Friday is set for 7:15pm.   Jasper and St. Louis will close out the series on Saturday with a doubleheader.  First pitch is set for 2:30pm Saturday.

Jasper took 2 of 3 from St. Louis when the teams met a year ago.