CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Top-ranked Jefferson scored 13 runs in their final three innings to defeat Buckhannon-Upshur 16-3 in five innings on the opening day of the McDonald’s Classic.
A seven-run fifth inning put the run rule in effect as the Cougars improved to 14-1. Jefferson outhit BUHS 7-3.
Kamien Gonzalez led the Cougars’ offensive attack, going 3-for-3 with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Zac Rose also had a pair of hits for Jefferson.
Jefferson will face No. 3 Bridgeport and George Washington Saturday on the second day of the tournament.
Buckhannon-Upshur fell to 8-7.