The Blue Jays of Jackson-Milton had an opportunity to host St.Thomas Aquinas in the first round of the OHSAA State Baseball tournament. The Blue Jays struck first, scoring 2 runs in the first inning. The Blue Jays would give up the lead in the 4th inning but would answer with a drive by Junior Harrison Lay in the 6th inning which gave the Blue Jays the 5-4 lead. The Blue Jays would allow St. Thomas the get the game tying run to 3rd with 1 out by the Blue Jays shut the door to go home the victors.
Lay ended the game with 2 hits for the team including the game winning hit which hit in two of his teammates. Senior James Harris had a double on the night and Senior Ryan Seka, Junior Joey Williams and Sophomore Mason Robison also had hits on the night.
On the mound Robison started the game on the mound and had 4 strikeouts and allowed 3 earned runs in 5 innings of work. Rich came in and shut the door allowing no runs in 2 perfect innings of work.
The Blue Jays will now play at Warren Harding High School on Thursday starting at 5:00 PM against Warren JFK High School. The winner of this game will advance to the OHSAA district tournament at Bob Cene Park slated to begin next week.