The Jefferson Blue Devils scored just two runs over two games over the weekend, but managed to come away with a 1-1 record in Home Talent Sunday League baseball.
Jefferson squeaked out a 2-1 home win over Evansville on Saturday, but were unable to generate any offense in a 3-0 defeat to Cambridge on Sunday afternoon.
A two-run first was all Jefferson would need for offensive production as the Blue Devils defeated Evansville, 2-1, on Saturday at Fischer Field in Jefferson.
Christian Ott drove in both of the runs for Jefferson with a two-out single in the top of the first.
Pat Cottrell picked up the win on the mound, pitching a complete game and allowing just one run. He surrendered five hits and struck out seven.
The Jays got their first run on the board in the top of the ninth. Johannes Haakenson singled to start the inning and Joe Cox drove him in with a double.
Cottrell and the Blue Devil defense recorded two straight outs, but Evansville picked up a single and got another runner on base via hit by pitch to make things interesting, but Cottrell pitched into an out to end the game.
Ott and Roby Schlesner both picked up two hits in the win, with Schlesner also scoring one run.
Against Cambridge on Sunday afternoon, Jefferson could not take advantage of Ike Roth’s strong showing on the mound as the Blues blanked the Blue Devils, 3-0, at Fischer Field in Jefferson.
Cambridge scored one run in the top of the first, and held that advantage throughout most of the game. The Blues got insurance runs in the top of the eighth with a pair of scores to make it 3-0.
Jefferson would go down in order in the bottom of the final inning.
Sam Mickleson pitched a full nine innings for Cambridge, allowing no runs despite giving up six hits and five walks. He also struck out four batters.
Casey Morgan scored two runs for the Blues, including their first run in the first inning. Jared Horton collected two hits, including an RBI double.
Steve Winter and Thomas Schlesner had strong showings at the plate batting out of the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.
Winter went 3 for 4, while Schlesner was 2 for 3 at the plate.
Roth picked up the loss on the mound for Jefferson, but pitched well in the defeat. In eight innings, the right-hander gave up two earned runs on six hits. He also struck out five batters.
With the weekend split, Jefferson moves to 11-3 on the season, good for second in the Southeast Section standings. Albion sits atop the standings with a 13-1 record.
The Blue Devils will take on Utica (5-9) in a road game on Sunday at 1 p.m.