By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville snapped a three-game losing streak Tuesday night at Don Poole Field as it rolled past visiting North Harrison in five innings 16-1. The Red Devils collected 15 hits, five of them for extra bases.
Jeff junior Ethan English was productive on the mound and at the plate. English earned his first victory of the 2017 season by pitching a six-hitter. He had eight strikeouts and three walks, and the one run he gave up was earned.
English was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBIs and a run scored.
Red Devil senior Cam Northern and Jeff sophomore Jack Ellis joined English with three-hit games. Northern wound up 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Ellis was 3-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored. He drilled a three-run homer.
Jeff senior Bennie Day went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Teammates Drew Taylor and Ian Francisco each drove in two runs.
Cougar senior Alex Eveslage went 2-for-2. North Harrison sophomore Ben Davis was the losing pitcher.
Jeff (5-6) will host Louisville St. Xavier at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Cougars will visit Salem at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 16, NORTH HARRISON 1, 5 INNINGS
N. Harrison 000 01- 1 6 4
Jeff 833 2x-16 15 0
W – Ethan English (1-0). L – Ben Davis. 2B – English (J), Cam Northern (J), Bailey Falkenstein (J). HR – English (J), Jack Ellis (J).
Records – Jeff 5-6.