The Jennings County High School Baseball Team went 2-1 over the weekend, with home games against Columbus East and Whiteland.
On Friday Evening, Columbus East traveled to North Vernon, and lost to the Panthers 4-3. Jacob Vogel got the win, pitching all eight innings with nine strikeouts, five hits, and three runs. Hits for the Panthers came from Carson McNulty, Ian Sawyer, and Peyton Hayden, with Logan McIntosh and Vogel each having two hits.
On Saturday, Whiteland traveled to JCHS for a doubleheader, with the first game starting at 10 a.m. The first game of the doubleheader did not start in the Panthers favor, as Whiteland took an early 9-0 lead, and while the Panthers had runs in the last two innings, it wasn’t enough, as Jennings County fell 9-2. Peyton Hayden got the start for the Panthers, pitching the first three innings with four strikeouts, five hits and five runs. Carson McNulty finished the game for the Panthers, with four strikeouts, two hits and four runs. Keegan Manowitz, Cole Sigler, and McIntosh all had hits, and Lane Zohrlaut had two.
After a short break, the teams were back on the field, and Jennings County turned the tide, winning the second game 10-1. Keegan Manowitz was on the mound for the entirety of the game, pitching six strikeouts on six hits and one earned run. McInotsh, McNulty, and Hayden all had multiple runs in the game, and McNulty, Sawyer, and Ethan Brown each had two RBIs.
Jennings County continues their season on Friday, May 7 with a road trip to Batesville to take on the Bulldogs. First pitch will be at 5:30 p.m.