By KEVIN HARRIS
BEDFORD – Jeffersonville suffered its third loss of the week to a Hoosier Hills Conference rival Thursday, falling at Class 4A No. 5 Bedford North Lawrence 6-3.
The Red Devils’ Lindsey Nelson had a solid day at the plate. The junior went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Teammate Juliette Schuur was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. Freshman Nan Garcia also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Jeff (5-8).
Red Devil starter Jennah Tincher got the loss in the circle. The senior pitched 2 1/3 innings, yielding six runs (three earned) on six hits. At the plate, Tincher went 2-for-3.
Jeff sophomore Lizzy Coons relieved Tincher in the bottom of the third inning. Coons surrendered no runs on two hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Trailing 2-0 in the top of the third, Nelson and Garcia each collected RBI base hits to tie the game at two. But the Stars (14-0) responded with four runs in the bottom half to take a 6-2 lead. The key hit in the frame was a three-run home run by sophomore Cassie Rutledge. It was Rutledge’s eighth homer of the 2017 campaign.
BNL’s Kate Williams, Katie Nicholson and Hailey Miller each smacked two hits. Miller hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the first and had three RBIs for the game.
Stars’ starter Zoe Adams was the winning pitcher, improving her record to 11-0. Adams pitched a complete game, giving up three runs (one earned) on eight hits. She struck out four and walked none.
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 6, JEFFERSONVILLE 3
Jeff 002 100 0-3 9 3
Bedford NL 204 000 x-6 8 2
W – Zoe Adams (11-0). L – Jennah Tincher (3-5). 2B – Juliette Schuur (J), Nan Garcia (J), Kate Williams (BNL). 3B – Schuur (J). HR – Cassie Rutledge (BNL), Hailey Miller (BNL).
Records – Jeff 5-8, BNL 14-0.