‘THE DISTRICT OF DOOM’? Jefferson boys fall in last two games

The Jefferson Bulldogs knew their re-shuffled district com­petition would be pretty good, and perhaps Jonathan Jolly’s squad isn’t quite yet ready to succumb to 16-3A’s moniker, “The District of Doom.”

JHS BaseballJefferson’s boys dropped their last two games by identi­cal 7-6 counts, falling on Satur­day in a weather-delayed game against Ore City and then Tues­day night (in eight innings) at 22nd-ranked White Oak. The losses dropped the Dawgs to 5-10 on the year but a 2-4 dis­trict mark has them in the hunt for a playoff berth.

At White Oak on Tuesday, the Dawgs pounded out 11 hits off of White Oak pitching but lost in extras, 7-6. Nate Gibbons took the loss in relief of starter T.J. Foster, both of whom con­tributed at the plate with hits.

Trace Smith’s 3-for-4 night led the way for Jefferson offen­sively while Todd Polver had a couple of hits as well. Brennan Varnell, Trey Chambers, Mason Reeves and Blaze McMullen each had hits on the night as well.

The loss White Oak dropped Jefferson…

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