By JIM METCALFE
BATH TOWNSHIP — Jefferson’s baseball team faced two different style of pitchers Saturday afternoon in a twin-bill at Bath High School.
The result was the same: two losses.
Bath rode the 1-hit shutout of 6-6 right-hander Taren Sullivan in game 1 to a 10-0 5-inning triumph.
In the nightcap, southpaw Eric Jordan twirled a 6-hitter as the hosts grabbed a 6-1 triumph.
In the opener, freshman Jace Stockwell had the only hit for the visiting Wildcats against Sullivan (5 innings pitched, 2 bases-on-balls, 9 strikeouts, 1 hit batter). He, along with Nick Fitch, earned free passes and Austin Jettinghoff was hit by a pitch.
Freshman right-hander Hunter Binkley made his varsity pitching debut for the Red and White, ceding seven hits and five runs (4 earned), walking two and fanning two in 3 2/3 innings. Adam Rode threw an inning of relief (3 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 BBs).
Colin Gossard went 3-for-3 at the plate for the hosts (4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored), while Bronson Best was 2-for-3 (2 runs) and Eric Jenkins 2-for-4 (3 RBIs).
In the second game, Jordan tossed 97 pitches (57 for strikes) in giving up one earned run (4 BBs, 2 Ks).
Stockwell went 2-for-3 (BB), while Jettinghoff scored the only run.
Jordan Herron went four frames, yielding four hits and four runs (3 earned), walking two (1 intentional) and fanning two. Brandan Herron mopped up with two innings of 3-hit, 2-run (1 earned) ball.
Best (2 RBIs, 2 runs), Heffner (2 runs, 1 RBI) and Hunter Wise (run) all went 2-for-3 for the hosts.
Jefferson hosts Lincolnview Monday.
Score by Innings:
Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 1
Bath 2 2 0 1 5 - 10 10 0
Hunter Binkley, Adam Rode (4) and Nick Fitch; Taren Sullivan and Cam Jenkins. WP - Sullivan; LP - Binkley. 2B: Colin Gossard 2 (B), Luke Niebel (B). SB: Austin Jettinghoff (D), Eric Heffner (B), Tyler Stahl (B), Bronson Best (B). HBP: Heffner 2 (by Binkley, Rode), Austin Jettinghoff (by Sullivan). Sac: Heffner.
Jefferson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 6 6
Bath 0 0 1 3 0 2 x - 6 7 1
Jordan Herron, Brandan Herron (5) and Nick Fitch, Austin Jettinghoff (5); Eric Jordan and Dylan Burkholder. WP: Jordan; LP: J. Herron. 2B: Colin Gossard (B), Bronson Best (B). Sac: Burkholder. HBP: Blake McGue 2 (by J. Herron 2).
(Longer article and boxes in Monday’s paper).