By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Host Jeffersonville gave Oldham County (Ky.) a run for its money last Wednesday, but fell short of pulling off an upset. The Red Devils lost to the Colonels 7-5.
Oldham County (27-5) scored three runs in the top of the first inning and led 4-1 after 1 ½ innings. But Jeff (11-12) rallied with a run in the bottom of the second and two in the bottom of the third to tie the game at four.
The Red Devils grabbed a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth with another run. But the Colonels plated three runs in the top of the seventh to regain the advantage at 7-5. Jeff could not push a run across home plate in the bottom half.
Junior Meghan Lay was the Red Devils’ lone multihit player, going 2-for-3. Jeff senior Juliette Schuur scored two runs.
Red Devil sophomore Lizzy Coons was the losing pitcher in a complete-game performance. She yielded seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits. Coons struck out two and walked one.
OLDHAM COUNTY (Ky.) 7, JEFFERSONVILLE 5
Oldham Co. 310 000 3-7 10 3
Jeff 112 100 0-5 9 0
W – Kalee Rose (10-2). L – Lizzy Coons (3-5). 2B – Faith Denig (J), Nan Garcia (J), Kaylee Strong (J), Elana Ornelas (OC). HR – Haley Springer (OC).
Records - Jeff 11-12, Oldham County 27-5.