Jasper, Dubois postseason runs come to an end

From Herald Staff Reports

Two local Little League teams saw their postseason runs come to an end this past weekend.

The Jasper 13U Babe Ruth All-Stars had a successful weekend in Janesville, Wisconsin for the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament but unfortunately were defeated in the semifinals on Sunday while the Dubois 10U All-Stars saw their year come to an end at the bats of Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of both teams’ weekends.

Wildcats finish 5-1 in Wisconsin

The Jasper 13U Babe Ruth All-Stars saw a lot of success this past weekend at the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament but a 9-5 loss to Janesville on Sunday afternoon in the semifinal put an end to their postseason run. Will Wallace led the Cats by going 3-for-4 while Reece Egbert drove in a pair of runs.

To get to the semifinals, Jasper completed a walk-off victory against Evergreen Park in the morning. After Evergreen Park tied things up in the top of the seventh, the Wildcats took advantage of a defensive error for the winning run in the game. Andrew Noblitt struck out seven batters on the mound while Tyler Atkins drove in a pair of runs.

On Saturday, the Cats also defeated Evergreen Park thanks to a walk-off walk by Andrew Noblitt in the eighth inning. Will Wallace, Nick Stratton, Cole Trevino and Luke Shappard all had multiple hits in the victory.

The Wildcats also defeated Travelers 11-3 on Saturday morning. Nick Stratton led the way with a pair of RBI’s while Will Wallace and Tyler Atkins both had two base hits in the game. Griffin Hile, Reece Egbert, Carter Stenftenagel and Luke Shappard combined for 14 strikeouts on the mound.

Dubois’ state run comes to an end

The Northeast Dubois 10U All-Stars postseason run ended on Saturday after the Jeeps were defeated 14-11 by Broad Ripple (Indianapolis).

The Jeeps fell behind 7-1 early but rallied with four runs in the third to make it a 7-5 ball game and quickly tied things up in the fourth inning with a two-run inning.

However, Broad Ripple answered back with a six-run bottom of the fifth to pull away for the victory.

Brycen Mroz, Eli Schroering and Sam Beck all pitched for the Jeeps while Gabe Neukam and Noah Fawks handled the catching duties.

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