Jefferson goes 27-2 and hosts Sectional games this week
Bradley Davis pitched a no-hitter as Jefferson posted a 7-0 win over host Hampshire last week. Davis fanned 12 and didn’t allow a walk in fashioning his no-hitter.
The shutout win over the Trojans was one of three games the Cougars played in closing out the regular season with other low-run wins last week.
Austin Cross also had a shutout when the Cougars stopped Pendleton County, 10-0, in five innings in a game played at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, New York.
The other victory came by a 4-2 count over Spring Mills in a game that was suspended on Monday after 2.2 innings and then completed on Tuesday evening. In that game, Jordan Beans replaced Dylan Carroll on Tuesday and pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless baseball while allowing only three hits. Beans struck out eight and permitted only one walk as the Cougars came from one run behind to win.
The Cougars had two other regular season games scheduled, but neither the Petersburg game also scheduled to be played in Cooperstown or the Grace Academy game slated for this past Monday were played.
Jefferson ended its regular season with a 27-2 record and will now host a Sectional playoff game on Friday, May 13, if the weather allows the schedule to be uninterrupted.
Austin Bulman went 2-for-3 and had two runs scored against Hampshire. He homered. Dylan Mackey was the other Jefferson player with two hits in that win.
Jefferson stole five bases with Cameron Alvarez stealing two of them.
Cross had two RBIs as did Mackey. Alvarez, Alex Tennant, Charlie Barnholt, Nick Chorney, Dalton Jamison and Davis each had one hit.
In the mercy-rule win over Pendleton County, a team with a 24-7 record, Alvarez was 2-for-2 with two RBIs while Bulman went 3-for-3, scored three runs and drove in three. He had two doubles.
Barnholt was also 3-for-3 and drove in two runs. Beans, Chorney and Cole Walker had hits.
Cross allowed three hits, struck out four and did not allow a walk.
In the Spring Mills game, Jefferson trailed, 2-1, when the game was stopped on Monday by a lightning storm.
When the game was resumed the next evening, the Cougars quickly tied it at 2-2 in the bottom of the third and won it with two more runs in the fifth.
Paul Witt was 2-for-3 and scored twice while Bulman was 1-for-2 and drove in two runs. Barnholt went 2-for-2 and also had two RBIs.