Jefferson JV Softball took on the Cuba Wildcats Tuesday night, looking to continue the team’s improvement from throughout the season. The Blue Jays fell behind early, and couldn’t quite sneak out with a win despite a late comeback, losing 8-7.
The Blue Jays opened the game on the backfoot, going down 5-1 in the first inning. They found their footing, however, after the first inning, scoring three runs in both the second and third. Despite an offensive surge, the Blue Jays couldn’t put a lid on the Wildcats bats, being taken down 8-7.
While the Blue Jays suffered a loss, coach Robert Kuehnle was still happy with the team’s performance.
“There were a lot of great things that happened today,” Kuehnle said. “but in the end, they just got one more hit than we did and they took the win.”
Bright spots for Jefferson came from sophomore Brynn Wilson and junior Alyssa Sullivan. Wilson was able to reach base twice via walk and scored both times she reached base. Sullivan snagged a big single in the third inning to drive in two runs.
Ava O’Neil, Amber Degeare and Madison Robbins all also scored for the Blue Jays Tuesday night.
The Jefferson JV squad will hit the field again Wednesday night at home against the Farmington Knights.