For first time ever, Reds finish with undefeated record

From Herald Staff Reports

For the first time in their 125-year history, the Jasper Reds finished the regular season undefeated.

The Reds sealed their 18-0 regular season mark with a 10-0 victory over the Terre Haute Red Sox at Ruxer Field on Thursday night.

Devan Franz, who normally plays right field, made his second start on the mound this season and picked up the win as he allowed just two hits in five innings of work. He also struck out nine batters en route to improving his record to 2-0. Kris Weisheit and Ben Lambert both worked two innings each of hitless relief following Franz’ departure.

Austin Simmers paced Jasper’s offense with three singles while Austin Alles hit a home run in his first at bat of the season and also added a single. Other extra base knocks came from LaWan Rollins (triple), Jacob Lents (double) and Ben Lambert (double).

The Reds will now head to Louisville’s Slugger Field to participate in the inaugural Bluegrass World Series where the Reds will first meet up with the Lousville Stars — a team comprised of former MLB players including stars such as Chipper Jones, David Ross and Josh Beckett.

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