That changed Tuesday, as the Jays pounded out nine hits and went on to win 8-5 over Spalding Catholic in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Riverview Complex.
Schlesser held up his end of the arrangement as he scattered nine hits in a complete-game effort. Schlesser allowed three earned runs while walking two and fanning five.
Phil Frye went 3-for-4 and Michael Lamoreux was 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Jays hitters.
Zach Wurth and Devin Groenhagen each had RBI doubles and Mitch Christoffel added an RBI single as the Jays bounced back from their first loss of the season last Friday to Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
"It was a good win for us after a long holiday weekend," Kurth said. "After getting beat by a good team, we needed to see how we would respond. We put the ball in play and did some things well, and did some things we still need to work on. We're progressing."
Gehlen took advantage of some sloppy Spartans defense to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
The Jays added two runs in each of the second and third innings and added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to hold on for the win.
Gehlen (3-1, 3-1) plays at Hinton on Tuesday.