By KEVIN HARRIS
SALEM – Jeffersonville evened its record at 3-3 Tuesday in an 8-5 loss at Class 3A No. 10 Salem.
Trailing 3-0, the Red Devils put three runs on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning to tie the score at three. The Lions answered with three runs in the bottom of the third to go up 6-3.
Jeff scored twice in the top of the fifth to pull within one run. But Salem increased its lead back to three in the bottom of the sixth with two runs.
The Red Devils’ Juliette Schuur, Lindsey Nelson and Nan Garcia each collected two hits. Jeff starter Lizzy Coons was the losing pitcher. In six innings of work, Coons allowed eight runs (five earned) on nine hits. She struck out five and walked one.
Alaina Davidson and Lexi Garloch paced the Lions’ offense, each going 3-for-4. Garloch smacked a double and a home run.
The Red Devils will travel to Hoosier Hills Conference rival Seymour at 11 a.m. Saturday. Salem will visit Brownstown Central at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday.
SALEM 8, JEFFERSONVILLE 5
Jeff 003 020 0-5 12 4
Salem 303 002 x-8 8 2
W – Brooke Miller. L – Lizzy Coons (1-2). 2B – Juliette Schuur (J), Casey Schweitzer (J), Kaylee Strong (J), Nan Garcia (J), Mackenzie Underwood (S), Lexi Garloch (S). HR – Garloch (S), Olivia Steward (S).
Records – Jeff 3-3.