JEFFERSON – The Madison Blue Streaks scored five runs in the top of the seventh to win 5-1 over the Jefferson Falcons.
The two teams were stuck at a 0-0 tie for the first six innings of play. Madison then took advantage of several miscues by the Falcons in the final inning to plate five runs. Daniel Sartor started on the mound for the Falcons and breezed through three and two-thirds innings. Sartor gave up a single to Chris Kosek in the second inning, but he was later picked off. Sartor picked up his second one-two-three inning in the third inning as the game remained scoreless. Jordan Simko led off the fourth inning with a single and stole second base. Sartor got the next two batters two pop-out before being relieved by Andrew Vance. Vance was able to record the next out after only one pitch as Simko was tagged out at third base.
David Herbst was up the task for the Madison Blue Streaks. He would match the early success of both Sartor and Vance. Herbst pitched a one-two-three inning for Madison in the bottom of the first inning. He then worked around swinging bunt by Sam Chaney and a bunt single by Andrew Vance in the bottom of the second inning by striking out the next three hitters.
Herbst would set the Falcons down in order in the third, fourth and fifth inning as the game remained knotted at 0-0.
Vance struck out the side in the fifth inning and also set the Blue Streaks down in order in the sixth inning.
Herbst worked around a jam in the sixth inning as Robert Niemi singled and was bunted over by Christian Marte. Niemi made his way to third base after a passed ball, but he would be stranded there after a ground out and a pop-up.
Vance would get the first batter out in the first inning, but an infield single up the middle by Jaret Pridemore set the table for the Blue Streaks. Josh Gibson followed with an RBI double to give the Blue Streaks a 1-0 lead. Gibson went to third on a passed ball and eventually scored after PJ Lee reached on an error for an RBI groundout. The next three hitters would all reach on errors as the Blue Streaks scored five runs in the inning.
Jefferson started the fifth inning with back-to-back doubles by Sam Chaney and Andrew Vance. Vance picked up the lone RBI for the Falcons as they lost 5-1.
Pictured: Daniel Sartor, of Jefferson, pictures during a baseball game against Madison.