Jackets win Area Championship title

Maci Guay
For the Empire-Tribune
The Stephenville Yellow Jackets won the Area Championship with a 6-1 Game 2 win over the Decatur Eagles on Friday evening.
Stephenville's Reece Elston was on the mound as the Jackets walked away with a 6-1 victory against the Decatur Eagles in Game 2 of their playoff series on Friday evening in Weatherford.
The Jackets celebrate from the dugout during Game 2 of their playoff series against Decatur on Friday in Weatherford.

The Stephenville Jackets took home the Area Championship title after a Game 2 victory over Decatur on Friday evening, 6-1.

Reece Elston was on the mound for the Jackets and walked away with the win over the Eagles in the game held in Weatherford.

Trace Morrison and Reece Elston led the team with five total hits, and Charlie Hughes took charge in scoring with two RBIs.

Hughes, Elston, Morrison, and the rest of the Jackets accumulated 10 total hits Friday night.

In Thursday night's series opener, the Jackets earned an 8-6 win over the Eagles.

The team worked together to come out on top, winning it in the seventh inning. 

Four pitchers were rotated throughout the game Thursday night with Dill starting and Morrison closing things out.

Stephenville’s bats were on fire while the Jacket defense was flawless with 0 errors.

Next up, the Jackets will face Graham at 7 p.m. Thursday at Weatherford High School. 

Game 2 of that series is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, with Game 3, if necessary, to follow 30 minutes after Game 2.