Cierra Clark of Jonathan Alder blasted a grand-slam homer on Tuesday as the Lady Pioneers ripped Buckeye Valley, 12-2. Her homer came during the fourth inning.
The six-inning game came during the Division II district semifinals at Olentangy High School.
No. 2-seeded Alder (18-3) outhit the No. 9 Barons, 11-1, and both teams committed three errors.
Jillian Jaske of JA hit a two-run dinger in the first to tie the game at 2-2.
Alder sealed the victory by scoring six runs during the fourth frame.
Katelyn Perkins was Alder’s winning pitcher.
Alder will play in the district finals on a date to be determined.
The Lady Pioneers will face either No. 4 Highland or No. 5 Big Walnut for the district title.
JA won the district in 2017.
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