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Yellow Jackets’ season ends at Taylorsville in 11-1 defeat

The Taylorsville Tartars (22-9) are on to the third round of the MHSAA 2A playoffs to face Mize (21-10) after eliminating the Enterprise Yellow Jackets (14-8-1) Monday night with an 11-1 win in game three of their series.

Coach Cass Brister and his Jackets jumped up 1-0 in the first when Hunter Richardson hit a solo home run to start the game. That would be one of only two EAC hits on the night as a Colby Beard single provided the other.

THS used five runs in the second and five runs in the fifth to grow their lead.

Freshman pitcher Aiden Moffett was the key for Taylorsville as he struck out 10 and only walked two in the complete game win.

Beard started the game for Enterprise and went three innings while taking the loss. He struck out two and walked four while giving up five hits and five earned runs. John Burns and Matthew Burns pitched in relief. John gave up four earned runs on three hits and two walks in 1.2 innings. Matthew Burns struck out one and walked one while giving up a pair of earned runs on four hits.

Richardson and Landon Gartman are the lone seniors on the team that will be lost to graduation.