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Jays baseball ends season with loss to Rock Bridge

Jays baseball ends season with loss to Rock Bridge

May 16th, 2018 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

CAMDENTON, Mo. — The up and down season for the Jefferson City Jays ended with an up and down game Tuesday as they fell 8-6 to the Rock Bridge Bruins in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 9 Tournament.

The Jays got on the board first when Michael Skinner scored on a Joseph Travis groundout in the first inning.

Rock Bridge went up 2-1 with a pair of runs in the third before Jefferson City answered back with two of its own in the fourth for a 3-2 advantage.

Bise was hit by a pitch and Skinner added a sacrifice fly for the Jays in the inning.

However, Rock Bridge had the final answer with a six-run bottom half to lead 8-3.

The Jays cut the deficit to three as Terry scored when Skinner was hit by a pitch and Tucker Schwartz crossed the plate on Payton Bodenstab's sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Jefferson City loaded the bases once again in the seventh, scoring a run on a Schwartz sacrifice fly. The game ended on a flyout to center field, stranding runners at first and second.

Jefferson City ends its season with an 18-13 record.

Rock Bridge (18-14), the No. 2 seed, will take on top-seeded Hickman at 5 p.m. today in the championship game.