Gienger's homer the difference as No. 3 Douglas County baseball beats No. 2 Regis Jesuit

Douglas County Cherokee Trail baseball

(Jack Eberhard/

Murphy Gienger broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run in the sixth inning, and No. 3 Douglas County baseball beat No. 2 Regis Jesuit in a Class 5A matchup on Friday.

On a 1-1 count, and with no one on, Gienger lofted a home run over the fence in right field. It was just the Huskies second hit of the day — Regis Jesuit junior Chase Allen was dealing, and he ended up going 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts against one walk and three hits.

The Huskies would win, 1-0, thanks to an impressive start from junior Case Williams, who went six innings, allowing six hits and two walks against seven strikeouts. He is now 6-0 this season with a 0.79 ERA.

Gienger picked up the save, his second of the season, by pitching the seventh. He struck out one, and walked one.

Douglas County is now 14-2 this season, and picked up its second win of the week.

Regis Jesuit moves to 13-5 following the loss.