Local Diamond Report: Lady Monarchs rally for victory


Marysville’s Airyanna Maurer fires the ball to the plate against Central Crossing on Thursday. The Lady Monarchs rallied to hand the Comets their first loss of the season.
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The Lady Monarchs of Marysville won their second consecutive Ohio Capital Conference Central Division softball game on Thursday.
MHS (8-3 overall and 2-0 in the division) rallied for a 4-3, nine-inning triumph over Central Crossing.
The Lady Monarchs withstood eight errors to hand Central Crossing its first loss in 10 games this season.
The Comets took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, only to see Marysville tie the game with a pair of runs in the third and one in the fourth.
CC’s runs were unearned on a pair of hits and three Monarch errors.
MHS’ Ashley Dunn singled and went to second on an error in the bottom of the ninth.
Pinch-runner Sydney Wade scored on Leah Potter’s ground ball that was turned into a throwing error.
“It was a great Monarch victory,” said co-head coach Chris Shirer. “The kids did not give up after trailing early in the game.”
Emily Daniel had two of Marysville’s five hits. She homered and drove in two runs.
Potter, Izzy Shroyer and Dunn each had one hit.
Airyanna Mauer went the distance in the circle. She allowed eight hits, struck out two and walked three.
“Airyanna pitched a great game and didn’t give up after the first inning,” said co-head coach Jennifer Segner-Maxwell.
The Lady Monarchs will host DeSales and Olentangy Orange on Saturday.
Marysville’s JV’s defeated Central Crossing, 16-1.
Jewely Livingston and Diedra Blankenship combined in the circle for the win.
Taylor Claybaugh hit a home run and a double, while Livingston had two hits.
Marissa Meffley also had a double.
Panthers cruise to win
Alan Schnees and Mason Cushman both homered as Fairbanks’ baseball team crushed Riverside, 18-1, in five innings.
Schnees’ blast came with the bases full during the first inning.
The Panthers (8-3) held an 8-1 lead before plating 10 runs in the fourth.
Cushman hit a solo shot that inning.
Weston Lorenz was the winning pitcher. He held the Pirates to just two hits.
Alder triumphs
Katelynn Perkins pitched and helped hit Jonathan Alder’s softball team to a 17-5 triumph over Graham.
Perkins started in the circle and was relieved by Erin Jackson.
The Falcons managed only five hits.
Perkins homered with one on during the third.
JA (5-0) will host North Union at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Pastime Park in Plain City.

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