Amateur baseball: Jackson ends series with Adrian
ADRIAN — The Jackson Bulls went into their Region 13 C playoff series with Adrian as the big favorite, and that’s just how they went out.
Jackson dispatched the A’s 11-3 Friday night to clinch the best-of-three playoff series in two games. The Bulls defeated the A’s 10-0 in the opening game Wednesday on a one-hitter.
Jackson, now 20-1 on the season, slammed three home runs in Friday’s game. Pat Rients went 4-for-5 with two home runs and teammate Caleb Rossow was 3-for-5 with another round-tripper.
Blaise Jacobson had three hits and Ethan Welter two for the Bulls, who collected 17 hits in all.
Adrian hit the ball well, too, totaling 10 hits on the night. Hunter Sieperda, Colin Sandbulte and Joe Kruger each had a pair of safeties.
Veteran pitcher Tom Hady started on the mound for Jackson, gave way briefly after four innings, and returned to pitch the fifth to pick up the win. Collin Lovell threw the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, striking out six.
Cody Kontz started on the mound for Adrian, which finished 9-12 on the summer season. Kontz allowed nine runs — seven earned — in his five innings of work.
R H E
Jackson 112 321 100 — 11 17 0
Adrian 120 000 000 — 3 10 2