Sports wrap: 8/2August 2, 2018
From Herald Staff Reports
Girls golf season is officially underway and the Jasper Reds played their second game in the Bluegrass World Series. Here’s a brief wrap of Wednesday night’s local sports action.
Cats place fourth at invite: The Jasper girls golf team kicked their season off in Evansville on Wednesday night at the Lady Tiger Invitational held at Eagle Valley Golf Course.
Jasper finished with a team score of 366 which placed them fourth behind Evansville North (276), Evansville Memorial (335) and Castle (363). The rest of the field behind Jasper was Mount Vernon (387), Evansville Central (413), Evansville Mater Dei (427) and Evansville Reitz (471).
The Cats were led by senior Haley Schroeder who shot a team-best 82 while Bella Olinger (93), Elizabeth Ackerman (94), Brynn Leinenbach (97) and Madeline Springer (102) followed.
Sterling X-Press 11, Jasper Reds 3: The Reds have now dropped two straight games, both at the Bluegrass World Series in Louisville, after falling to the Sterling X-Press on Wednesday night.
Jasper was able to get one run across the board in each of the first three innings but even at that point, the Reds already found themselves trailing 8-3. The X-Press would add a few more runs late and cruise to the 11-3 victory after outhitting Jasper 14 to 8.
The Reds were held without an extra-base hit. Devan Franz, Josh Weidenbenner and LaWan Rollins all contributed two singles each.
Jasper will now close out their season on Friday against the Dubois County Bombers at Slugger Field with first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The Reds and Bombers last met in an exhibition game on May 31, 2011 where the Reds came away winners by a score of 2-1 thanks to a complete game pitching performance from Bo Daves, who is still currently a member of the Reds.
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