Jackson Stephens blanked the Titans 5-0 in a doubleheader played at Gadsden. Stephens drove in Will Davis with a double in the first inning and came home on Matt Goodson’s base hit to put the Jackets up 2-0 in the top of the first. He drove in Zach Lovvorn with a second inning single. Russell McCracken’s double and three walks and a hit batter got the Jackets two more runs in the fourth inning.
Stephens allowed just three hits in seven innings and fanned eight Titans.
In the nightcap, the Jackets won 12-5 as Lovvorn went the distance. He struggled early, but got things going and shut down the Titans over the last four innings to get the win. He gave up five hits and struck out 13 batters.
Goodson had three hits and three RBIs. Will Davis had two doubles, Tanner Gardner two hits, Alex Muncher two hits and Frazier Taylor two hits to lead the Jackets. Gary Mason added an RBI single for the Jackets.
The next day it was on to Cullman where they played Colliersville, Tenn., and Houston, Tenn.
Joe McGuire tossed a shut out as the Jackets beat Colliersville 7-0. He struck out seven. Goodson had two hits and Gardner scored two runs to lead the Jacket hitters.
The Jackets fell 4-3, on a walk off hit, to Houston and came back home the next morning to face a ranked 5A Southside team in Oxford.
The Jackets scored six runs in the fifth inning to roll to an 11-5 win in the opening game. McCracken got the win on the mound for the Yellow Jackets. Goodson pounded out three hits as did Tucker Simpson, who slammed a home run. Mason and McCracken scored three runs apiece.
In the final game of the week, the Jackets were just out of pitchers as Southside took the win. Matt Goodson’s tape measure home run over the fourth row of cars in the parking lot was a big highlight for the weary Jackets.