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By Steven Spencer
Jersey County Journal
Ashlyn Brown pitched a shutout Monday, May 22, as the Jersey Panthers beat the Alton Redbirds, 7-0.
Kari Krueger set things off for the Panthers in the fifth inning, hitting a double with bases loaded, bringing in two runs, and stealing home to give Jersey the lead before the bottom of the fifth inning, 2-0.
Hitting for Jersey, Krueger finished the day with two hits from three at bats, two runs, and two RBI, and Caroline Ward had two hits with four at bats, three RBI, and one double.
The Panthers went on to play East St. Louis on Tuesday in the first round of regional play.
Scoring 14 runs in the first inning for a 16-0 win over East. St. Louis.
With Tuesday’s win, the Panthers will move on to the Regional Championship game on Friday, May 26, at 3 p.m. at home.