Abby Gindlesberger fires the ball toward the plate against Central Crossing. She threw a one-hitter during her 2021 pitching debut. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
The Lady Monarchs of Marysville put stellar back-to-back pitching performances in the book during a doubleheader sweep over Central Crossing.
Junior Abby Gindlesberger threw a one-hitter during her 2021 debut in the circle on Saturday.
As a result, MHS took the first game of the twinbill, 13-0, in five innings.
Tareyn Born fanned 10 and did not walk a batter in pitching Marysville to a 10-0, five-inning verdict during the nightcap.
“I was really scared going out there,” admitted Gindlesberger. “I haven’t pitched in a while (since 2019).”
Gindlesberger didn’t look like she was that frightened as she struck out six and issued one walk.
She pitched a perfect game through three innings.
That string was broken when the Comets singled and earned a walk to begin the fourth.
Gindlesberger got a fielder’s choice out and struck out two to escape the inning.
“I wasn’t worried when I gave up that hit,” she said. “We had a big enough cushion by that time.”
The Lady Monarchs (14-2) plated all of their runs during the first three innings.
MHS took a 3-0 advantage in the home half of the initial inning.
Abri Schmutz drew a one-out walk and swiped second base.
She advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Abby Christian earned a walk.
Jalynn Young singled for a 1-0 MHS edge.
Runners were perched on the corners with two down as Gindlesberger came to the plate.
She notched two RBIs on a base hit for Marysville’s three-run lead.
The Lady Monarchs climbed to an 8-0 margin in the second.
Haley Winans led off with a double and Hannah Pack drew a free pass.
Lexi Williams and Schmutz ripped back-to-back base hits that elevated MHS to a 5-0 lead.
Christian singled to juice the sacks.
Young’s sacrifice fly pushed Marysville out to a 6-0 advantage.
Gindlesberger helped herself at the plate with a two-run double.
The Lady Monarchs (who will host Olentangy today) added five runs in the third.
Winans led off with a double and raced home on Pack’s single.
With one down, Schmutz beat out a bunt single.
Christian drove in a run with a base hit.
That was followed by Young’s three-run homer that pushed Marysville out to a commanding 13-0 advantage.
Gindlesberger successfully dealt with the Comets’ threat in the fourth.
She then put Central Crossing down in order in the top of the fifth to end the game.
“My curve ball was my best pitch of the game,” said Gindlesberger.
“It was good to see Abby get some innings under her belt,” said Lady Monarch head coach Jennifer Segner-Maxwell. “We could need her back in the circle later this season.”
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Born said her fastball and curve worked well during the nightcap.
“I felt strong all game,” she said.
“Taryn pitched a nice game,” said Segner-Maxwell.
Like Gindlesberger, Born retired the first nine batters she faced.
She gave up the first of two Comet hits in the fourth, but put down the next three batters to end the inning.
MHS tallied four runs in the bottom of the first.
Schmutz and Williams singled and scored on Young’s double.
Young went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Gindlesberger’s two-bagger.
Gindlesberger later went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a wild pitch
Marysville took a 6-0 lead in the second.
Avery Henry doubled, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on Williams’ double.
Young singled and Born followed with a base hit that gave MHS its six-run margin.
The Lady Monarchs added a trio of scores in the home half of the third.
With one down, Pack and Henry laced consecutive singles.
Brooke Williams singled in a run.
An additional two runs later scored on a Comet fielding miscue.
Born allowed the first Central Crossing base runner in the fourth.
The sophomore hurler, though, notched a pair of strikeouts to help end the inning.
Armed with a 9-0 lead, Marysville needed just one more run to pull within the run-rule regulation.
Winans led off the fourth with a base hit.
Maya Segner reached on a fielder’s choice in which no outs were made.
Winans and Segner advanced on a fielder’s choice.
Both, however, had to hold their place on a groundball out.
Winans then took off for home on a wild pitch.
She safely slide into the plate for a 10-0 MHS margin
A grounder ended the inning for Marysville.
Born yielded a two-out single in the top of the fifth.
She then notched her final punch-out of the day to end the game.
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Tareyn Born of Marysville rips a hit to drive in a run against Central Crossing. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)