Jeff/GRC’s 11-12-year-old baseball team cruised into Friday’s Major League semifinals with a 36-1 victory over Charlestown on Wednesday.
Colby Kayrouz went 6-for-6 with three home runs and three singles. He scored five times and had an astounding 12 RBIs. Conner Christopher went 4-for-6 with seven RBIs and hit for the cycle.
Markez Jordan and Jared Casey also had four hits apiece for Jeff, which had 34 hits in the contest. Dylan Thomas and Cody Short each had a double and Austin Trich was 3-for-4 in the win.
Kayrouz, Christopher and Thomas also combined to pitch a no-hitter. Kayrouz went two innings for the win and struck out six.
Jeff will play either Silver Creek or Highlander Youth Recreation in the semifinals.
• New Albany uses long ball in 12-1 win: New Albany hit eight home runs, including two by Carson Gentry, in a 12-1victory over county-rival HYR on Wednesday.
Cooper Biven and Andrew Ricketts opened the game with back-to-back home runs. Austin Oppel, Landon Deweese and Cody Medley also hit long balls for New Albany. Lexi Baxter and Josh Castleman added a double apiece in the triumph.
Medley was the winning pitcher as New Albay completed to pool play 4-0.
New Albany will play either Silver Creek or HYR in Friday’s first semifinal at Clarksville Little League.
• Jeff clinches spot in championship: With a pool game still to play, Jeff/GRC’s 11-year-olds clinched a spot in Tuesday’s championship with an 11-3 victory over HYR on Wednesday. They will play New Albany on Friday in their final game in pool play and will face New Albany or HYR again in Tuesday’s championship.
Left-hander Gavin Galligan pitched a complete-game four-hitter Tuesday as Jeff improved to 3-0. Galligan struck out seven and walked two in seven innings.
“He pitched a great game and did everything we asked him to do, as far as throwing off speed and hitting his spots,” GRC manager Chuck Watson said. “Him coming from the left side gives us a different dynamic.”
Logan Ungren went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs to lead Jeff’s sizzling offense. Kyle Tincher had a home run and knocked in a pair of runs, Jared Flaten and Jaylen Fairman each added doubles in the victory.