Jackets Even Record By Routing West Salem

On Thursday, August 23rd, Yellow Jackets Baseball traveled to West Salem for WEAA Conference action.  The Yellow Jackets won the game 13-3 to move to the .500 mark in the season for the first time since the program started back up five years ago.  In the top of the first, Jesse Brogan got a one out hit followed by an RBI double by JD Bowser.  Chase Gher walked, stole second, and JD Bowser stole home on the play.  Wyat Gher followed up with a two out RBI single to close the scoring in the first inning.  West Salem scored a run in the bottom of the first inning to trail 3-1 to the Yellow Jackets.  In the third inning, Chase Gher reached on an error and later scored by stealing home to give the Yellow Jackets a 4-1 lead.  West Salem also scored a run in the bottom of the third inning to make the score 4-2 in favor of the Yellow Jackets heading into the 4th inning.  The Yellow Jackets plated three runs in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI double by JD Bowser and a 2 RBI single by Chase Gher to take a 7-2 lead.  In the top of the fifth inning, JD Bowser had a double plating two runs and Jesse Brogan stole home to take the lead up to 10-2.  In the bottom of the 6th inning, West Salem plated a run to bring the score within 10-3, but the Yellow Jackets would score three more times in the top of the 7th inning.  Jesse Brogan had an RBI single, JD Bowser had an RBI triple, and Chase Gher had an RBI single.  This brought the final score to 13-3.  Brendan Bowser was the starting pitcher for the Yellow Jackets and Jesse Brogan relieved him to shut the door.  These two young players, a fifth grader and sixth grader respectively, pitched an outstanding ballgame.  Very happy for this group, as the Yellow Jackets have their first winning streak in the five years the program has been a co-op between Allendale and St. Mary's.

Yellow Jackets -   3  0  1  3  3  0  3  -  13

West Salem     -   1  0  1  0  0  1  0  -  3

Yellow Jackets Hitting:

Blake Strine       0-3 with 2 runs scored, 2BB, SB

Jesse Brogan     5-5 with 4 runs scored, 1 RBI, 2 SB

JD Bowser         5-5 with 3 doubles, a triple, 3 runs scored, 5 RBI, SB

Chase Gher        2-4 with 2 runs scored, BB, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Brendan Bowser  0-5

Wyatt Gher         2-5, RBI, 2 SB

Kasen Dulgar      0-3, BB

Trenton Potts      0-3 with a run scored, BB

Michael Smith     0-1 with a run scored, BB

     Tristan Bray   0-2

Yellow Jackets Pitching:

Brendan Bowser - 3.2 innings, 6 K, 3 BB, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 HBP

Jesse Brogan -     3.1 innings, 10 K, 1 BB, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 HBP

Yellow Jackets are now 2-2 on the season.  Next up - home against Clay City in WEAA Conference play on Monday, August 27th at 4:30 pm.