Southwestern baseball blew open a close game with a seven-run fifth inning to knock off Christian Academy of Indiana 14-3 on Tuesday in New Albany.

The Rebels were holding a 7-3 lead entering the fifth inning when they seized control of the game. Dylan West opened the scoring with an RBI single and Mitchell Adcock drew a bases-loaded walk to force in a second run. Talon Harmon then cleared the bases with a three-run double and Jackson Stockdale later hit a two-run single to push the lead to 11 and end the game on the mercy rule.

Harmon finished the game 3-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored while Foster Mefford had two hits and drove in two runs and Tyler Kramer had two hits and scored twice. Zach Cole added two hits and scored two runs.

Nate Lichlyter struck out six in three innings while allowing two earned runs on four walks to pick up the win. Mefford worked the final two innings and allowed just a hit while striking out four.

Southwestern, now 15-9 and winners of four of its past five, hosts Switzerland County Wednesday.

Cubs once again have no answer for Jeff

Jeffersonville out-hit Madison 11-2 and outscored the Cubs 11-1 in a Hoosier Hills Conference baseball matchup Tuesday at Jeff.

The Cubs, 19-0 losers to the Red Devils just last week on a no-hitter, did a little bit better on Tuesday but not near enough. The earlier win had launched Jeff (17-5) on a 3-0 tourney run to eventually win the HHC championship 11-1 over Bedford North Lawrence.

On Tuesday, back-to-back two out singles by Cooper Yancey and Zach Forner — combined with two straight balks by Jeff pitcher Dylan Raisor — produced Madison’s only run of the game in the top of the third inning and tied the contest 1-1 at that point.

However, Jeffersonville exploded for seven runs on six hits, three walks and an error in the bottom of the inning to take a commanding 8-1 lead and never look back.

The big Jeff rally chased Madison starter Hunter Ferris with the Cubs trailing 4-1 and two on base. Forner came on in relief and struck out the first batter he faced for the second out but then gave up an RBI single to Drew Taylor and a two-run triple to Jack Ellis before the lone error of the rally scored Ellis.

Raisor went four and a third innings for Jeff, allowing two hits and one run while striking out one. Connor Christopher threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen to close out the five inning win.

Ferris took the loss for Madison, allowing six runs — all earned — on six hits over two and a third innings while striking out five. Forner allowed two runs — one earned — on two hits and two walks while striking out one and Mason Welsh pitched one and a third innings and allowed three runs — one a solo home run by Ellis to lead off the bottom of the fifth — for two earned runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three.

Madison, now 7-11 and losers of nine of their last 10, visits Shawe Memorial on Friday at Post 9 Field.

Errors cost Radiers 12-2 loss at Henry

The hits were nearly even but six errors doomed Trimble County baseball in a 12-2 loss at Henry County on Tuesday.

The Raiders lashed out eight hits to nine by Henry, but errors led to four unearned run early to allow the Wildcats to take control.

Henry County scored two runs in the first and two in the second — all thanks to errors — and then pushed three across in the third to go ahead 7-0.

Trimble got two runs back in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by Seth Brewer that scored Logan Clifford and Evan Stevens, but Henry then tacked on five more runs in the fifth to end the game early.

Brewer and Matt Saylor each had two hits to lead Trimble while Austin Cissell, Clifford, Ray Payton and Landon Sutherland had a hit each.

Brewer took the loss after allowing four unearned runs on one hit in two innings with one strikeout and three walks. Stevens gave up eight runs — all earned — on eight hits in two and a third innings of relief.

Trimble (2-17, 2-5 North Central Kentucky) visits Carroll County on Thursday.