Jasper advances to state; Jeeps defeated by Braves

From Herald Staff Reports

With the postseason well underway for all sports, one local team had a big celebration to make this past weekend while one team saw their season come to an end.

Here’s a brief rundown of Jasper’s run to the state finals in Unified track and field and a recap of Northeast Dubois’ season-ending baseball loss in the Class 1A sectional to host school Tecumseh.

Unified Track and Field

Cats place sixth, advance to state: With their sixth place finish at the Bedford North Lawrence regional this past Saturday, the Jasper co-ed Unified track and field team advanced to the IHSAA State Finals this Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington.

The Wildcats totaled 88 points, barely edging out seventh place Mooresville by five points to secure their berth in the state tournament. Bedford North Lawrence, Jennings County, New Albany, Columbus North and Bloomington North all also advanced to the state tournament from the Bedford regional.

Jasper had two individual flight champions at the regional tournament — Gavin Hopf in Flight 1 in shot put (43’5’’) and Dylan Klem in Flight 6 in shot put (21’4’’). Jasper’s complete results are on the scoreboard page.

Baseball

Braves 4, Jeeps 0: After falling to Tecumseh 18-1 in the first meeting between these two teams back on May 6, the Northeast Dubois baseball team was determined to have a much closer battle this time around in the Class 1A baseball sectional semifinal. While Tecumseh defeated Northeast Dubois 4-0, the Jeeps were able to hold their own and give the Braves everything they had for all seven innings.

The Jeeps advanced a runner to third right away in the first inning as Reece Bauer moved up after a single but they were unable to bring him home. They also would bring a runner to third base once again in the second inning after an Ethan Ziegler walk and a Cole Tretter double but once again, the runner would remain stranded.

Tecumseh cracked the scoreboard for the first time in the bottom of the second inning as Gage Green scored Gavin Oxley with an RBI double to make it 1-0. The Braves expanded on this lead in the third inning as Jalen Oxley scored Steven Molinent with an RBI single to make it a 2-0 advantage.

The Braves next run occurred in the fifth inning when Ethan Hall scored on an RBI groundout from Jalen Oxley to put Tecumseh ahead 3-0. They added one more insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Gavin Oxley scored on an RBI single by Kinzer Flowers.

Bauer, Tretter, Ziegler and Colby Pieper all recorded base hits in the loss for Northeast Dubois. Bauer had a solid outing on the mound for the Jeeps as he gave up three earned runs on four hits while striking out two.




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