Offense carries Reds to 11-0 start

From Herald Staff Reports

The Jasper Reds were victorious by run-rule in both of their games against the Avon A’s on Sunday afternoon at the Jasper JV baseball field to improve to a perfect 11-0 on the season. With the victories, the Reds have now won 32 consecutive regular season games.

In the opening game of the doubleheader, Jasper was victorious 10-0. Jasper alum Austin Simmers had three total hits (two doubles and a single) while LaWan Rollins (double) and Drew Cusick (triple) also had extra-base hits. Jasper grad Josh Weidenbenner and Forest Park alum Trever Zink both added multiple hits.

Bo Daves pitched a complete game victory on the mound as struck out five batters while giving up just two hits. Daves had a perfect game going up until the fourth inning as Avon racked up two singles to break up the no-hitter and perfect game. Daves is now 3-0 on the year for the Reds.

In the second game, the Reds were victorious 14-1 as they recorded 12 hits for the second consecutive game. Simmers led the way with three hits (double, two singles) while Zink (triple, single), Weidenbenner (two singles) and Northeast Dubois’ Reece Bauer (double, single) all had multiple hits. Southridge grad Colin Smith also recorded a double in the victory.

Jasper had four different pitchers see action in the win — Devon Franz, Trever Zink, Austin Simmers and Kris Weisheit. Weisheit recorded the victory to improve to 2-0 on the season.

The Reds have three games this week — they’ll face the Owensboro Velvet Bombers for a single game on Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. and then battle Shelbyville (Ky.) for a doubleheader on Sunday with the first game starting at 1:30 p.m. Both series’ will be played at Alvin C. Ruxer Field.

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