By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville extended its winning streak to four games Tuesday night at Don Poole Field, defeating Hoosier Hills Conference foe Columbus East 6-5.
The Red Devils’ Ethan English and Mike Minton each went 3-for-3. All three of English’s hits were doubles. He also had two RBIs and one run scored. Minton scored twice. Devyn Rivers was Jeff’s third multihit player, going 2-for-3.
Red Devil starter Jacob Cochrum got the victory to improve his record to 2-0. Cochrum surrendered five runs (all earned) on nine hits. He struck out six and walked none. Teammate Cam Northern got the save as he pitched a scoreless top of the seventh inning.
The Olympians (8-3) took a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth by plating four runs in the frame. But Jeff (4-3) bounced back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for good.
East’s Jonathan Foster, Eric McMullen and Luke Hostetler each collected two hits.
The Red Devils will host archrival New Albany (4-6) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 6, COLUMBUS EAST 5
Columbus East 010 040 0-5 11 0
Jeff 012 003 x-6 9 1
W – Jacob Cochrum (2-0). L – Drew Hasson (0-1). S – Cam Northern. 2B – Josh Major (CE), Eric McMullen (CE), Luke Hostetler (CE), Ethan English 3 (J).
Records – Jeff 4-3, Columbus East 8-3.