Somerset knocks off Raiders in season opener


STEARNS — The Somerset Briar Jumpers opened the 2019 high school baseball season on Monday afternoon on the road, and thanks to scoring four unanswered runs over the game’s final four innings, Phil Grundy’s club made its season debut a successful one, with a 7-3 win at McCreary Central.

Dakota Acey got the start on the mound for the Briar Jumpers, logging four innings for Somerset, with six strikeouts.

Meanwhile, at the plate Somerset banged out 11 hits in the win, led by Kade Grundy who had three hits on the day and two runs driven in.

Gavin Stephens and Chance Stayton each added two hits, while Alex Ham tallied an RBI.

With the game tied up at 3-3 through three innings of play, Somerset took control of this one by scoring two runs in the top of the fourth frame, and tacking on lone runs in the fifth and seventh innings.

The Briar Jumpers — 1-0 on the year — will be in action this afternoon on the road at Russell County.

Somerset will host Whitley County on Thursday of this week at Charlie Taylor Field in its home opener.

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