JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jeff/GRC 10U baseball team picked up a 17-7 victory against Silver Creek on Thursday in the Little League District 5 Tournament to improve to 2-0 in pool play action.
Preston Hart pitched into the third inning and Jeff/GRC coach Andrew Durbin saw his reserves come through in the third inning of a game that was still a tight 8-4 margin.
Derrick Haynes II reached base with a hit and Bennett Daly moved the runner over by making contact. Easton Hargett reached with a hit and Jaxson Brooks came through with a pinch-hit two-run double.
“All four subs put the ball in play and turned the tide of the game,” Durbin said.
New Albany overcomes slow start
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Charlestown’s Christian Grayson takes a secondary lead from third base Thursday in the 10U division of District 5 Little League Tournament and Aaliyah Watts of Clarksville pitches during 10U softball action. See the links in the bio for a photo gallery and recap of Thursday night’s action.
In the other 10U game Thursday evening, Charlestown took a 9-3 lead as Christian Grayson was tough on the mound and delivered a big RBI triple during a six-run second inning for Charlestown.
But New Albany came back with a 16-run third inning to take command. Tyler Hanke had two hits in the inning including a triple for New Albany, which improved to 2-1 in pool play after playing on three straight nights.
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Carter Williams tossed three shutout innings and the Jeff/GRC defense was solid in a 19-0 victory against Charlestown.
“It was a good recovery for us,” Jeff/GRC coach Dustin Stiff said of his team that improved to 1-1 in pool play following a loss Tuesday to New Albany.
Silver Creek, Floyds Knobs pick up 10U softball wins
Floyds Knobs won a 7-0 shutout against New Albany to start the evening and Silver Creek put up four runs in each of the first two innings to grab an early lead against Clarksville.
Clarksville rallied to within 11-5 in the third but Silver Creek put the game away by tacking on three more in the third, two in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Leadoff hitter and pitcher Abby Morris reached base three times, with a hit and two walks, and scored three runs for Silver Creek. Kendra White and Kylie Raggard had hits for Clarksville.
Adeline Schultz, Kylie Schindler, Kendall Christie and Brynnn Myric each had two hits for Floyds Knobs, which held New Albany to one hit.