By KEVIN HARRIS
FLOYDS KNOBS – Despite a great start Monday, Jeffersonville suffered its fourth loss in six games in a 9-5 setback at Floyd Central.
The Red Devils (5-6) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning thanks to solo home runs by Lindsey Nelson and Kaylee Strong. But the Highlanders (12-5) answered with a three-run shot by Dallas Henderson in the bottom half to go up 3-2.
Floyd Central tacked on six more runs after that to extend its advantage to 9-2 after six innings. Jeff scored three runs in the top of the seventh as Nelson blasted her second homer of the game.
Nelson ended up going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Strong also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Faith Denig was the third Red Devil to go 2-for-4.
Red Devil sophomore Lizzy Coons was the losing pitcher, allowing eight runs (five earned) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Highlander senior Taylor Castleberry was 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Teammate Cassie Thomerson went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Floyd Central senior Jensen Striegel wound up 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Highlander sophomore Abby Letson collected the victory in the circle. Letson pitched five innings, yielding two runs (both earned) on four hits and a walk. She struck out five.
Floyd Central will travel to Madison at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
FLOYD CENTRAL 9, JEFFERSONVILLE 5
Jeff 200 000 3-5 8 5
Floyd Central 301 032 x-9 9 1
W – Abby Letson (5-3). L – Lizzy Coons (1-3). 2B – Kaylee Strong (J), Coons (J), Nan Garcia (J), Cassie Thomerson (FC), Jensen Striegel (FC). HR – Strong (J), Lindsey Nelson 2 (J), Dallas Henderson (FC).
Records – Jeff 5-6, Floyd Central 12-5.