No. 2 Wildcats take advantage of miscues

From Herald Staff Reports

The Jasper baseball team kicked off its three-game weekend Friday night at Ruxer Field, taking down Evansville Harrison 4-1 in the opening game of its Hall of Fame Classic tournament.


Spencer Otto (4-0) tossed six innings, allowing five hits and striking out one and walking one. Cal Krueger tossed the seventh for the Class 3A No. 2 Wildcats (21-2), who scored once in the first off a Mark Giesler RBI groundout and three more times in the fourth off two Harrison miscues.

Giesler walked and Austin Alles singled in the fourth; both then scored on a Harrison throwing error. Krueger later scored in the frame after walking and scoring on a passed ball.

Harrison (8-9) plated its run in the second inning.

Jasper has two games scheduled for today; a 10 a.m. showdown with Class 3A No. 5 Silver Creek, which eliminated Jasper in last year’s regional, and a 5:30 p.m. contest with Evansville North.

Tigers 5, Raiders 3: Brianna Lammers finished with two hits for Southridge (9-11), which fell to Evansville Memorial in the Evansville Central Tournament.

Mallory Peter, Alli Bounds, Kendyl Dearing, Shelby Kippenbrock and Megan Stapleton all contributed hits for the Raiders. Bounds (4-6) took the loss, allowing five runs in three innings.

Titans 3, Rangers 2: Forest Park (10-2, 6-1) ended its regular season by suffering its first Pocket Athletic Conference setback of the season in a loss at Gibson Southern.

Forest Park registered a pair of three-set victories, as Amie Weyer earned a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 victory at No. 1 singles, and Jordan Buechler and Kereston Hochgesang collected a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 triumph at No. 1 doubles for the Rangers.

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