BASEBALL: Jeffries hits 2 HRs to lead Titans’ rout

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By Josh Cook

Senior Mason Jeffries went 3-for-3 with two home runs and seven RBIs to lead the Collins baseball team to a 17-0 five-inning bombing of visiting Bullitt Central on Tuesday.


Jeffries hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the Titans’ five-run first inning, added an RBI-single in their three-run second, then hit another three-run homer in the bottom of the seven-run third for the Titans, who recorded their sixth consecutive victory.

Senior Justin Eden also went 3-for-3 while Will McDonald went 2-for-2 with three runs scored. E.J. Burk and Zac Wiley also scored three runs apiece, while senior Paul Miller plated twice.

Sophomore pitcher Austin Jennings picked up the victory on the mound. He gave up three hits while striking out five.

“Mason had a huge night,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said of Jeffries, who is hitting .439 so far this season. “He has really been hitting with power lately. That was a night that he will always remember. I was also very proud to see Austin Jennings throw a shutout in his first varsity start.”

Collins (22-3), which is up to No. 4 in the Kentucky Prep Baseball Report Top 25, hosts No. 10 West Jessamine at 7 p.m. tonight and Campbellsville at noon Saturday before hosting Henry County at 6 p.m. Monday, and then playing at No. 25 North Bullitt at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NORTH BULLITT 4, SHELBY COUNTY 3:The host Eagles (18-9) scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand the Rockets (19-6) their second straight one-run loss.

North Bullitt took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning before Shelby County, which was coming off a 1-0 loss to South Oldham on Monday, scored single runs in the fourth and fifth frames to tie it up. The Eagles retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth before the Rockets tied it up again in the top of the seventh. Shelby County couldn’t hang on, though.

The Rockets, who played at Owen County on Thursday, play at Louisville Holy Cross at 8 p.m. tonight before hosting Campbellsville at 3 p.m. Saturday, then hosting Mercer County at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


GIRLS’ LAX: Collins wins 1, loses 1

The Collins girls’ lacrosse team won one match, and lost one, on its Senior Night Tuesday. The Titans topped Henry Clay 11-5 in their first match, before Mercy Academy overcame Collins 14-6 in the second match.

The Titans play at Male at 6:30 p.m. tonight before hosting the district tournament at 6:30 p.m. Monday.