Wildcats win opener, Jeeps fall to Brownsburg

From Herald Staff Reports

Two local Little League teams had postseason battles on Friday as the Jasper 13U Babe Ruth All-Stars were victorious in Wisconsin while the Dubois 10U All-Stars were defeated in New Albany. Here’s a recap of both games.

Jasper 7, Guernsey Valley 3

The Jasper 13U Babe Ruth All-Stars began their first round pool play in the Ohio Valley League regional tournament in Janesville, Wisconsin with a resounding 7-3 victory over Guernsey Valley.

Guernsey Valley took a 3-0 lead after two innings of play but a huge six-run third inning for the Wildcats helped propel them to the lead. Jasper scored two runs on a single from Tyler Atkins and three runs on a double from Cole Trevino. A run also came home to score on an error. The Cats added one more run in the fourth inning when Carter Holsworth drove in Andrew Noblitt with a sacrifice fly to make it 7-3.

Trevino was named the player of the game as he finished 1-for-2 with three RBIs on the double that proved to be all the difference. He also pitched four innings in relief and gave up just two hits and no earned runs while striking out a pair of Guernsey Valley batters. Noblitt led the team with hits as he was the only Wildcat to finish with multiple hits, leading the way with three.

Jasper will face Travelers this morning at 10:30 a.m. and Evergreen Park at 3:30 p.m. as they continue pool play.

Brownsburg 23, Dubois 4

After an opening game victory against Don Ayres of Fort Wayne on Thursday evening, the Dubois Little League 10U All-Stars had a tough outing in the state tournament as they were defeated 23-4 by the Brownsburg Bulldogs.

Brownsburg scored 13 runs immediately in the first inning and added eight runs in the second and two in the third in a game that was shortened to just three innings.

The Jeeps did score four runs in the bottom of the second inning — Brodie Pieper scored on a bases-loaded walk by Gabe Neukam, Cam Gogel and Hayden Carr scored on a single from Sam Beck and Neukam later scored in the inning on a steal of home.

Dubois will be back in action today as they face Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) at 4 p.m. EST.




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