Jumpers kick off season with tight win over Henry Clay

Mar. 14—The Somerset Briar Jumpers kicked off their season on Wednesday night after a delay due to the boys' basketball team making it to the 12th Region finals. Welcoming in a tough Henry Clay squad, Somerset duked it out against the Blue Devils and only allowed one run during the ball game due to a sacrifice fly, with Somerset prevailing 2-1 in the contest.

Both Carson Ryan and Blake Abbott had multi-hit games in the win, with Ryan and Raygan New each having an RBI apiece. Caynon Sizemore had a double in the game as well. Cayden Cimala got the start and earned the victory, going four innings while allowing just one hit with a walk and six strikeouts. Luke Poynter went three innings for the save, allowing two hits with one earned run while throwing three strikeouts and three walks.

Somerset begins the season 1-0 and will be back in action on Thursday against East Jessamine before traveling across town to Somerset Christian to take on the Cougars in the 12th Region All "A" Classic

Jacob Pratt is the Sports Editor of the Commonwealth Journal and can be reached at