By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Starter Gabe Bierman threw a four-hitter to lead host Jeffersonville to a 5-1 upset win over Louisville St. Xavier, the No. 2-ranked team in Kentucky, last Thursday.
Bierman, an Indiana University commitment, struck out eight Tigers (18-7) and issued no walks. The one run he gave up was earned.
Sophomore Jack Ellis led the Red Devil offense, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. Jeff senior Bennie Day went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while teammate Mike Minton was 2-for-3.
The Red Devils grabbed the lead early with a run in the bottom of the second inning. They followed that with four runs in the bottom of the third to go up 5-0. St. X’s lone run came in the top of the sixth.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, LOUISVILLE ST. XAVIER 1
St. Xavier 000 001 0-1 4 0
Jeff 014 000 x-5 10 1
W – Gabe Bierman (2-3). L – Matthew Logsdon (2-1). 3B – Ethan English (J).
Records – Jeff 6-6, St. Xavier 18-7.