By KEVIN HARRIS
NORTH VERNON – New Albany committed three errors in suffering an 11-1, five-inning loss at Hoosier Hills Conference rival Jennings County last Thursday.
Sophomore Mariah Grant was the Bulldogs’ only multihit player, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.
New Albany starter Alyssa Kraemer collected the loss. In one inning of work, Kraemer allowed eight runs (three earned) on four hits. She walked three and struck out one.
Bulldog reliever Morgan Jenks threw three frames, yielding three runs (two earned) on four hits. She recorded three strikeouts and one walk.
Jennings County sophomore Gabby Mahoney was the winning pitcher. She pitched all five innings, giving up one run (earned) on six hits. Mahoney fanned four and walked one.
At the plate, Mahoney was 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and a run scored. Teammates Sidney Gerkin and Amanda Bonesteel each had three runs scored and two hits.
New Albany (8-8) will host Columbus East at 6 p.m. Monday. The Panthers are 11-4.
JENNINGS COUNTY 11, NEW ALBANY 1, 5 INNINGS
New Albany 100 00- 1 6 3
Jennings Co. 542 0x-11 8 0
W – Gabby Mahoney. L – Alyssa Kraemer (3-2). 2B – Riley Case (NA), Terah Crosier (NA). 3B – Mariah Grant (NA), Sidney Gerkin (JC). HR – Mahoney (JC).
Records – New Albany 8-8, Jennings County 11-4.
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