By KEVIN HARRIS
NORTH VERNON – Jeffersonville’s losing streak extended to three games Tuesday in a 10-4 setback at Hoosier Hills Conference foe Jennings County 10-4. It was a make-up game after it got rained out on April 5.
The Red Devils (5-7) collected 11 hits, but they left 10 runners on base.
Four Jeff players smacked two hits apiece. Senior Kaylee Strong, junior Meghan Lay and sophomore Lizzy Coons each were 2-for-3. Coons had a double and a run scored, Lay got a triple and an RBI and Strong drove in one run. Red Devil junior Lindsey Nelson went 2-for-4. Also for Jeff, Nan Garcia launched a solo home run.
Red Devil senior Jennah Tincher was the losing pitcher. In 1 2/3 innings of work, Tincher allowed six runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk. Coons threw 4 1/3 innings, yielding four runs (three earned) on three hits. Coons walked three and struck out two.
Tesla Kopitzke collected a double and a homer for the Panthers (8-3). Teammate Amanda Bonesteel was the winning pitcher, improving her record to 3-1.
JENNINGS COUNTY 10, JEFFERSONVILLE 4
Jeff 210 001 0- 4 11 2
Jennings Co. 150 121 x-10 8 0
W – Amanda Bonesteel (3-1). L – Jennah Tincher (3-4). 2B – Lizzy Coons (Jeff), Sidney Gerkin (JC), Tesla Kopitzke (JC). 3B – Meghan Lay (Jeff), Olivia Vanosdol (JC). HR – Nan Garcia (Jeff), Kopitzke (JC).
Records – Jeff 5-7, Jennings County 8-3.