The Orangefield Bobcats battled back but it wasn’t enough to get past the Jasper Bulldogs in Game One of the Region III final series Thursday at Vincent Beck Stadium. The Bulldogs took Game One, 5-4.

The Bobcats were down 5-1 after the Bulldogs rounded bases for a five run second inning. Orangefield, however, kept Jasper at bay the remainder of the ball game.

Senior pitcher Jace Statum went the distance for Orangefield with seven strikeouts, three walks and gave up seven hits.

Orangefield had five hits in the contest, all singles by Jace Statum, Chase Angelle, Corey Huckabay, Austin Scales and Derrick Evans

Game Two of the series starts Friday at 7:30 p.m. Game Three will be Saturday.

See Game Two photos and results here at TheRecordLive just after the game.