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.