By KEVIN HARRIS
CHARLESTOWN – Jeffersonville reached the .500 mark on Friday with a 15-0 victory in five innings at Charlestown.
Red Devil senior Cam Northern pitched a two-hit shutout in earning his first win of the season. The future Purdue University football player struck out six Pirates and walked none.
Senior Bennie Day led Jeff (3-3) on offense. He went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.
Red Devil junior and Indiana University commit Gabe Bierman was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Teammate Devyn Rivers wound up 2-for-2 with a two-bagger and an RBI. Jeff sophomore Jack Ellis smacked a home run.
Charlestown’s two hits were a single by sophomore Payton Settles and a double by freshman Andrew Snider. The Red Devils scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning off Pirate junior starter Jacob Doherty.
Jeff will host Hoosier Hills Conference rival Columbus East at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Charlestown (4-6) will visit North Harrison at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 15, CHARLESTOWN 0
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W – Cam Northern (1-0). L – Jacob Doherty. 2B – Ethan English (J), Mike Minton (J), Bennie Day (J), Bailey Falkenstein (J), Devyn Rivers (J), Gabe Bierman (J), Andrew Snider (C). HR – Jack Ellis (J).
Records – Jeff 3-3, Charlestown 4-6.