The Marysville varsity baseball squad plated an insurance run in the visitors’ portion of the seventh inning to defeat Central Crossing, 3-1, on Wednesday.
The Monarchs (7-4) tied the game at 1-1 in the third and took a 2-1 margin in the top of the fourth.
Central Crossing opened the scoring in the bottom of the first with Drew DeYerom driving in a run.
MHS (which will host Central Crossing on Friday) tied the game in the third when Blake Storr singled in a run.
Marysville took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Michael Bonczak’s RBI single.
Christian Colvin drove in MHS’ seventh-inning run.
Jack Christian pitched a strong game for MHS as he scattered two hits during seven innings. He fanned four.
Bonczak tallied three of Marysville’s seven hits, while Christian finished with two.
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Lady Cats complete season sweep
The Lady Cats of North Union notched their ninth win of the year and completed the season sweep against Northwestern with a 6-1 victory.
NU got out in front early when Josie Duncan cleared the fence in the first inning on a three-run homer.
North Union followed with a run in the second to take a 4-0 lead.
The Lady Cats added two more runs in the fifth inning for a 6-0 margin before Northeastern tallied its lone score.
Madison Amstutz worked inside the circle for NU. She allowed just two hits during seven innings of work.
Amstutz also had a strong showing at the plate with three hits in four appearances. She tallied two doubles while picking up one RBI.
Laney Converse also had a three-for-four day with two RBIs.
Candace Halloway went two-for-four with a double and two ribbies.
The Lady Cats (9-1) will host River Valley today.
Wildcats win ninth game of season
NU’s baseball squad also downed Northwestern by an 8-5 count.
Kase Orahood earned the win with five innings of work, while Riley Young notched the save with a relief appearance.
North Union got the early jump on Northwestern with a first-inning run.
The Warriors answered with four runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead.
North Union’s offense picked up in the fourth inning with five runs.
Armed with a 6-1 lead, the Wildcats added some insurance in the top of the seventh by plating two more scores.
The Warriors answered with a run of their own before the Cats could collect the victory.
Ashden Turrill had a perfect day at the plate for North Union. He went three-for-three and drove in two runs.
Carson Newell drove in two runs with a base hit, as did Trevyn Feasel and Joel Krebehenne.
The Wildcats now sit at the top of the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division with a 6-0 record in league play.
NU will return to action on Friday with a game at Bellefontaine.
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