Jackets Blast Carlyle For First Win


Matt James pictured last year throwing a one-hit shutout against Carlyle.

Clayton Andrews, Sting Sports Editor

The Chester Yellow Jackets Baseball Team posted its first win with an 11-1 victory over Carlyle March 28.
The Jackets short-gamed Carlyle to move to 1-0 in conference play.
Matt James pitched all five innings, giving up four hits and one earned run while striking out seven. James also had a double, single and two RBIs.
Trace Fricke had two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base. Aden Runge had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base. Koby Jany had a hit and two RBIs. Evan Bland had a hit, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Chance Mott had a hit and Korbin Jany stole a base.
The Jackets played at Du Quoin on Thursday, March 23rd. The Jackets lost 12-2.

The Jackets struggled to find hits but still held it close with a good Du Quoin team, only down 5-1 in the third inning. Du Quoin stretched this lead in the bottom of the fourth, adding seven runs and putting the game out of reach for the Jackets.

Matt James, Brendan Malley, and Evan Dunning all pitched for the Jackets. James pitched three innings, giving up six hits and five runs. Malley followed him pitching two innings, giving up four hits and seven runs. Dunning pitched one inning, only giving up one hit and zero runs.

Chance Mott, Aden Runge, Aron Korando, Matt James, and Trace Fricke all recorded a hit for the Jackets. Kolton Jany recorded the only RBI for the Jackets. Evan Bland stole two bases for the Jackets.

The Chester Yellow Jackets Baseball Team played their season opener at home against Marissa on Tuesday, March 15th. The Jackets lost 9-5.

Chester started out slow, only scoring one run throught the first four innings. A three-run fifth inning put them back within striking distance, trailing by one. Chester wasn’t able to score any runs in the sixth or seventh inning, leaving them unable to come back.

The Jackets pitched four different people in this game. Matt James started out on the mound, throwing two innings and giving up just one hit and no earned runs, with three strike outs. Brenden Malley pitched two innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs, with four strike outs. Evan Dunning pitched two innings as well, giving up three hits and three earned runs, with one strike out. Aden Runge was the final pitcher for the Jackets and he gave up just one hit and two earned runs, with two strikeouts.

Koby Jany led the Jackets in hitting, going two for three with one RBI. Korbin Jany went one for two with two RBIs of his own. Chance Mott, Trace Fricke, and Kolton Jany also registered a hit. Trace Fricke, Kolton Jany, and Koby Jany also tallied one stolen base.