The Jennings County High School baseball team took on the Hauser Jets on Saturday, and won by a score of 5-1. Jacob Vogel, Cole Sigler, and Austin Martin combined for the one run pitching outing, with the group having nine strikeouts on two hits.
Leading the batting for the Panthers was Keegan Manowitz, who went 2 for 4, with two runs and a stolen base. Logan McIntosh also tallied a hit, while Ian Sawyer and Carson McNulty with had RBIs.
The Panthers then hosted Madison on Monday evening in the opening round of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament. In a true pitchers battle, the game entered the top of the seventh inning tied at zero. With two on base and two outs for Madison, a ground ball shot down the line towards third base, where it went between the legs of the Panther third-baseman and loaded the bases for Madison. The next batter for Madison would hit a double and drive in two runs, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead. The Panthers came up to bat, needing two runs to tie, but only Ian Sawyer made it on base after he was hit by a pitch, and Jennings County fell 2-0 in the first game of the tournament.
Jacob Vogel pitched the game for Jennings County, giving up five hits and two runs, as well as tallying 11 strikeouts. Carson McNulty and Cole Sigler had the two hits for the Panthers.
Jennings County is scheduled to play another game in the tournament on Friday, however team and location are not available at time of press. On Saturday, the team will travel to New Albany to play a preview of the opening sectional game for the Panthers. The game will begin at 11 a.m.