ST. JAMES, Md.— Jefferson erupted for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to give it the room necessary to beat St. James, 10-5. The Cougars improved their record to 20-7 and gave the school a 36th straight season with at least 20 wins.
The Cougars had a 4-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings behind freshman pitcher Andrew King.
Logan Maloney replaced Andrew King to begin the St. James’ fifth.
Jefferson held a scant 5-4 lead going to the seventh. The Cougars scored five more runs to take a 10-4 lead.
Fraser Brown led Jefferson’s 13-hit offense with his three hits, home run, and three RBIs. Michael King contributed three hits including a triple.
Maloney had a homer and drove in two runs and Andrew King had two hits and two RBIs.
Matt Ballou and Andrew Grove each drew two walks.
Maloney received credit for the pitching win.
In Cooperstown, the Cougars lost to Fairmont Senior, 8-2, on a day where it spit snow at times and the high temperature was 35 degrees.
Fairmont Senior scored a pair of runs in the first inning off Jefferson starting pitcher Cody Butts. Fairmont Senior scored twice more in the second and assumed a 4-0 lead.
Butts didn’t get out of the second inning and retired only four Fairmont Senior batters. A. J. Boyd, Logan Maloney, and Blake Johnson followed Butts as Jefferson pitchers.
Andrew Grove had two of Jefferson’s five hits.