Jackets Lose Opener To Marissa


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

Clayton Andrews, Sting Sports Editor

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.

The Jackets will play again at Herrin on Friday, March 17th.