Jays defeat Centralia 12-2 in five innings

Jefferson City’s Rob Vernon beats the throw to the plate Thursday at Vivion Field. The Jays defeated the Centralia Panthers 12-2.

Jefferson City’s Rob Vernon beats the throw to the plate Thursday at Vivion Field. The Jays defeated the Centralia Panthers 12-2. Photo by Kelley McCall.

With their game against Centralia tied at 2 early on, the Jays took the lead with their running game and bunting skills.

Late in the game, it was their big sticks that helped them pull away.

Jefferson City opened the season with a balanced offensive attack in a 12-2, five-inning win against Centralia on Thursday at Vivion Field.

“We started implementing our running game and our bunting game, and that’s kind of what separated us from them,” Jays head coach Brian Ash said.

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