ABILENE — The Stephenville Yellow Jackets are one win away from advancing to the Class 4A baseball playoff regional final after a 6-2 win over Snyder Thursday night at Abilene Christian University.
Senior southpaw Reece Elston took the win allowing just two runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out four and walking two in 5 2/3 innings.
Corbin Poston allowed just one hit and struck out in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
The Yellow Jackets can close out the game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Game 3 would follow 30 minutes after Game 2, if necessary.
Nate Barry paced the Yellow Jackets with two hits and three RBIs, while KB Bowman and Dylanger Meiron had two hits and an RBI each. Cade Wright also drove in a race.
The Yellow Jackets got Elston all he needed in the bottom of the third when Clayton Easter opened the frame with a single, and he went second on an error.
Bowman was hit by a pitch, as was Poston, to load the bases. Meiron singled to drive in a pair of runs, and Barry singled later in the inning to score two as well.
After Snyder cut the lead to 4-2, the Yellow Jackets added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to close the lead.