Reds season comes to a close in Wichita

From Herald Staff Reports

After a year that saw them complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season, the Jasper Reds 2019 campaign came to an end at the hand of the Dodge City (Kan.) A’s at the National Baseball Congress World Series on Monday.

The Reds were defeated 10-0 in five innings by the A’s which meant that their time in Wichita, and their season, had come to an end. Jasper business manager Bob Alles is always aware that whenever heading to a far away tournament such as the NBC World Series, you’re probably not going to have your full team that you’re used to playing with. But the Reds are never ones to make excuses — in fact, they’re just grateful for the financial and emotional support they received from the community as they made the big trip.

“We’re so grateful for all of the help of people who donated money and to all of the former players that helped keep the price down for the current players,” Alles said. “We’re very appreciative — that’s the way people here in Jasper are. They’ll come through every time.”

In Monday’s game, the A’s jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a solo home run in the first inning and used a five-run third inning to take full control. The Reds were able to muster two hits in the loss — Jasper grads Jared Sermersheim and Austin Simmers both had singles in the defeat.

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