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    Ray Howard of Jasper, former Jasper head coach and Hall of Famer, left, pitched batting practice to the team before Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Ray Howard of Jasper, former Jasper head coach and Hall of Famer, left, joked with Jasper's Scott Stallwood as Howard pitched batting practice during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Ray Howard of Jasper, former Jasper head coach and Hall of Famer, left, gave the new game baseballs a spit shine to break them in before the start of Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Ray Howard of Jasper, former Jasper head coach and Hall of Famer, left, joked with current Jasper head coach Terry Gobert before the start of Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Scott Stallwood made a game face for his teammates as they warmed up before the start of Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Dave Eckert of Jasper, second left, joked with team managers Drew Frick, left, Austin Hopf, right, and Jasper's Nathan Leibering, second right, before the start of Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper head coach Terry Gobert, right, smiled as he and former Jasper head coach Ray Howard, left, joked with assistant coach Jason Ahlbrand about his batting skills during warmups before Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Umpire Mike Rust of Chandler, left, talked to Southridge's head coach Brad Wibbeler, right, Terry Gobert, not pictured, and fellow umpire Greg Simmons of Jasper, not pictured, before the start of Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Connor Craig, right, tried to catch the throw in time to tag out Jasper's Cal Krueger at second base during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Connor Craig yelled with enthusiasm as he returned to the dugout after making a play at second during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Ben Weber returned to the dugout after an inning during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Craig Shepherd, left, reacted after umpire Greg Simmons of Jasper called an out during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore, right, dove back to first base to avoid being tagged as Southridge's first baseman Cody Moesner reached for a throw behind him during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Ben Moore was congratulated by his teammates in the dugout after scoring a run during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Cody Moesner, right, reached for a throw at first base as Jasper's Scott Stallwood, right, ran past him through first base during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Nick Gobert pitched to home during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Luke Stetter pitched against Jasper during their game on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's shortstop Connor Craig made a play on the ball during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Connor Craig, right, and Guadelupe Perez, left, watched Craig's throw to first base during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Jasper's Andy Knust reacted as the ball took a bad hop during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Dillion Ramsey, center, went to high five Guadelupe Perez, right, as he returned to the dugout during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Southridge's Luke Stetter pitched against Jasper during their game on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald

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    Umpire Mike Rust of Chandler, got ready to step behind the plate as Jasper's Austin Alles came to bat next to Southridge catcher Brett Nordhoff during Jasper's game against Southridge on Friday at Ruxer Field. The Wildcats won 3-0. Matthew Busch/The Herald