Derek Bails of Triad, left, prepares to receive a throw from the catcher as Jack Christian of Marysville cruises into third base during a game at Marysville on Saturday. Christian reached third safely, but the Monarchs’ speed on the base paths was not enough to overcome the heavy-hitting of the Cardinals. Triad topped Marysville 13-10. Additional details were not available at presstime. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
The Triad baseball team made a late push to topple Marysville 13-10 on Saturday. The Cardinals came out in the opening inning swinging against Monarch starting pitcher Michael Beverlin.
Triad tagged him for three runs by the end of the frame.
Marysville was able to answer with a single run in the first and picked up run two in the second inning.
That enabled the Monarchs to pull within 3-2 through two innings.
The Cardinals pushed a run across in the top of the third inning.
Marysville, however, found its groove in the box against the Cardinals starting pitcher Blake Boldman.
The Monarchs stung him for three runs to take a 5-4 lead.
Triad retook the lead from the Monarchs in the fourth inning by plating four runs. Marysville head coach Nick Blake called on Jacob Dutter to get the Monarchs out of the jam that gave Triad an 8-5 lead.
The Cardinals expanded their upper hand to 11-5 in the sixth.
Marysville had a solid inning at it plated scoring five runs in the home half of the sixth.
That moved MHS to within 11-10.
Triad, though, Triad answered with a pair of runs in the seventh to sure up their victory.
Aiden Spriggs went four-for-five at the plate for Triad. He drove in three runs.
Ashton Schmutz tallied a pair of hits for the Monarchs and drove in two runs.
The Monarchs (who will travel to Olentangy Berlin today) are 6-9, while the Cardinals (who will host Northeastern on Tuesday) improved to 10-5.
THS 301 403 2 13 15 5
MHS 113 005 0 10 7 5