Prep Softball: Jasper rallies for win

By JOHNATHAN BENTLEY, Eagle Sports Editor
Posted 3/11/20

Ashton Prescott drove in the game-winning run, belted a home run and earned the win in the circle as Jasper rallied from an 8-0 deficit to beat West Point 9-8 in the first game of their double header Tuesday at Jasper High School.

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Prep Softball: Jasper rallies for win

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Ashton Prescott drove in the game-winning run, belted a home run and earned the win in the circle as Jasper rallied from an 8-0 deficit to beat West Point 9-8 in the first game of their double header Tuesday at Jasper High School.

West Point got two runs in the bottom of the fourth to win the second game 5-4.

In the opener, West Point seemingly took control early, scoring eight runs over the first four innings.

Jasper got on the scoreboard with two in the fourth and continued the rally in the fifth with Ansley Laye driving in two runs with a double and Prescott belting a three-run home run over the center field fence to cut the gap to 8-7.

Jasper scored two runs in the eighth thanks to a pair of singles, three walks and an error. Faith Murray’s bunt drove in pinch-runner Diamond Hightower with the tying run.

After two walks loaded the bases, Prescott singled to right field, driving in Cosondria Clay with the winning run.

Prescott finished 2 for 5 with a home run, a run scored and two RBIs, Chloe Frazier was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, Laye was 2 for 4 with a double, a run and an RBI, Iyana Ivory and Clay were 1 for 2 with a run, Ivee Grace Kelley was 1 for 3 with a run, both Murray and Izzy Brown were 1 for 4 with a run, Makayla McClendon was 1 for 4 and Hightower scored two runs.

In the second game, West Point led 3-0 going into the fourth, but Jasper struck for four runs in the top of the fourth. West Point pushed across two runs in the bottom of the inning to earn the narrow win in five innings.

Kelley led Jasper, going 1 for 2 with a double and three RBIs, Ivory was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI, Brown and Frazier were 1 for 2 with a run and McClendon was 1 for 3 with a run.

Prescott got the start, allowing three runs, no earned runs, on four hits and a walk. Lakelyn Turnbow took the loss, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk in one inning.

Jasper (2-5) hosts Corner on Thursday.