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Jeffersonville rebounded from Wednesday’s loss to Silver Creek and finished its regular-season home schedule with a 5-3 win over Columbus East on Friday.
Trailing 2-1 in the third inning, Drew Ellis hit an RBI triple to score Nick Gallagher then scored on a groundout to give the Red Devils the lead for good. The Devils added two runs in the fifth for the final margin when Nolan Fertig tripled home Chandler Dale and later scored on a groundout.
Jeff struck first with one-run first inning when Ellis walked and later scored on a Trent Astle RBI single.
Matt Blackburn got the start for Jeff and went four innings before being relieved by Dale, who surrendered just one hit in three innings for the victory.
Along with Floyd Central, the Red Devils go to Bloomington today for a split doubleheader with North and South.
• Highlanders win again: Cody Sunderhaus threw six innings and surrendered just two runs as top-ranked Floyd Central beat Clarksville 11-2 to improve to 26-1.
Will Mayberry went 3 for 4 with a triple and Connor Curry and Brandon Smith had two hits apiece for the Highlanders, who took command with a five-run second inning.
Wyatt Kissel had a pair of doubles for the Generals.
NEXT: Floyd Central at Bloomington North and Bloomington South, today; Clarksville (6-18) vs. Henryville, Providence Sectional first round, Wednesday.
• Miller, Musketeers top Borden: Dustyn Miller threw a complete-game six-hitter as Eastern defeated visiting Borden 6-1 on Friday.
The only run against Miller, who struck out six Braves, was unearned.
Jacob Hornung went 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored for Eastern. Borden’s Brian McGee was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
NEXT: Borden at Madison Shawe (DH), today; Eastern hosts Orleans, Tuesday.
Clarksville upsets Bulldogs, 6-4: Clarksville led from start to finish and upset New Albany 6-4 on Friday.
“This was a big win for us,” Clarksville coach Tim Hauber said. “We needed one.”
The Generals scored three times in the top of the first to take command of the contest.
“Out of the gate, we hit the ball pretty well,” Hauber said. “We were up for the occasion.”
The Generals pushed the advantage to 6-1 after four innings before the Bulldogs scored three times in the top of the seventh. Freshman Bailey Sharp got out of a last-inning jam to preserve the victory and improve to 9-9.
“She went through the top of their order,” Hauber said of the seventh. “They got three runs off of her, but she bent but didn’t break.”
Summer Dees went 2 for 3 with a double and three knocked in to lead the Clarksville offense. Ali Sparkman was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, Hannah Heintzman was 2 for 4 and scored a pair of runs and Katy Wingler went 2 for 3 with a double for Clarksville.
NEXT: Clarksville (10-13) hosts Jasper, today; New Albany (16-6) vs. Jennings County, Jeffersonville Sectional, Tuesday.
• Devils beats Dragons 5-4 in finale: Jeffersonville scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Silver Creek 5-4 in both teams’ regular-season finale on Friday.
Jeff led 2-0 after four innings before the Dragons scored three times in the top of the fifth. The Devils regained the lead with two runs in the bottom of the innings and Silver Creek tied it at 4-4 in the following frame.
Emily Gray pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to earn the victory. Sydney Ledgewedge of Silver Creek had the only extra-base hit of the contest with a double.
NEXT: Jeffersonville hosts Bedford North Lawrence, Jeffersonville Sectional first round, Monday; Silver Creek (17-8) vs. Corydon Central, Salem Sectional first round, Tuesday.