Reds secure split

From Herald Staff Reports

After accepting a loss in Thursday’s opener against the Hoosier Baseball Club, the Jasper Reds looked to counter, and returned the favor in the two squads’ ensuing clash at Ruxer Field.

The Hoosier Baseball Club claimed a 7-1 triumph against the Reds before Jasper rebutted with a 9-0 trouncing, furnished by six innings from Taylor Pohl in his first start of the season.

Southridge High School graduate Blake Broeker and Zeke Harmon each belted doubles in Jasper’s win and Davey Murphy also scurried for a triple. The Reds tagged the Hoosier Baseball Club for five runs in the third inning, tacked on another three in the fourth and their last in the fifth.

Pohl allowed three hits while walking two and striking out five Hoosier batters. Incoming Jasper High School junior Austin Alles relieved Pohl and worked two innings for the Reds.

Jasper graduate Tory Hall notched a double in the Reds’ loss, while Murphy also collected a pair of singles. JHS product Karson Nixon started and threw three scoreless innings before Hoosier Baseball Club struck for four runs in the fourth and another pair in the fifth.

The Reds will host Newburgh at 7 p.m. next Thursday.

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