By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville extended its winning streak to five games last Wednesday at Don Poole Field with a 5-1 home victory over Silver Creek.
Red Devil starter Cam Northern got the victory to improve his record to 4-1. The senior pitched 4 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run on three hits. Northern struck out seven and walked one.
Fellow Jeff senior Mike Minton threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
The Red Devils’ Bennie Day went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Teammate Ethan English launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to put Jeff (14-8) up 2-0.
Starter Justin Brown got the loss for the Dragons (18-8). He yielded three runs (all earned) on four hits in two innings.
Mid-Southern Conference champion Silver Creek will host Charlestown in the first round of the Class 3A Silver Creek Sectional at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, SILVER CREEK 1
Silver Creek 000 010 0-1 5 0
Jeff 211 100 x-5 7 1
W – Cam Northern (4-1). L – Justin Brown (4-6). 2B – Brown (SC), Northern (J), Bennie Day (J). HR – Ethan English (J).
Records - Jeff 14-8, Silver Creek 18-8.