The Christian siblings, Jack (top photo) and Abby (bottom photo) pitched their teams to victories on Monday. (Journal-Tribune file photos by Tim Miller)
A Marysville High School brother-sister pitching duo hurled their teams to victory on Monday.
Jack Christian pitched the Marysville High School baseball squad back on the winning track.
MHS downed Olentangy Berlin, 2-0.
Abby Christian was the winning pitcher during the Lady Monarchs’ 9-0 softball triumph over Olentangy.
Jack Christian fanned eight batters and allowed two hits.
The Monarchs (7-9) also tallied two hits – one each from Chase Storr and RJ Thornton.
Christian and Tristan Burns drove in runs.
The Monarchs will host Berlin on Wednesday.
Abby Christian started in the circle for MHS. She scattered three hits in five innings of work.
Christian struck out six and issued a pair of walks.
Tareyn Born pitched the final two innings.
She allowed one hit and struck out two.
Abri Schmutz and Ashley Dunn both tallied three hits.
Dunn drove in two runs.
Abby Gindlesberger had a pair of hits and an RBI.
Haley Winans drove in three runs with one hit.
Also hitting safely were Born, Christian, Lexi Williams and Jalynn Young.
The Lady Monarchs (15-2 overall and 4-1 in the Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division), will host Lancaster today.
Blumenschein K’s nine
Alex Blumenschein set nine West Jefferson batters down on strikes during Fairbanks’ 7-1 verdict over West Jefferson.
Blumenschein allowed six hits and walked only a pair of batters during the complete-game victory.
He helped himself at the plate with three hits and two RBIs.
Brice Phelps, Ryker Beaty, Grant Rausch and CJ Swartz each had two of Fairbanks’ 11 hits.
FHS (7-8) will host West Liberty-Salem today.
JA softball squad wins
Kiersten Dolby, Marlee Jacobs and Kylie King each notched two hits during the Lady Pioneers’ 11-0 victory over London.
Dolby drove in two runs as JA upped its overall record to 15-1.
JA is 11-0 in the Central Buckeye Conference.
Jacobs pitched 4 1/3 innings. She allowed one hit, walked one and fanned seven.
Alyssa Miller pitched the final 2/3 of an inning.
The Lady Pioneers will host London on Wednesday.
Lady Panthers fall
West Jefferson’s softball squad needed nine innings to down Fairbanks, 2-1.
Sarah Writesel was tagged with the loss despite pitching a strong game.
She scattered five hits, fanned eight and did not walk a batter.
“Sarah pitched a fantastic game,” said FHS coach Amy Sines.
The Lady Panthers managed only two hits – one each by Julia Cheney and Anna Higbee.
FHS (6-9 overall and 5-6 in the Ohio Heritage Conference) will host West Liberty-Salem today.
Triad teams drop game
Mechanicsburg turned back the Lady Cardinal softball squad, 11-1, in five innings.
Joni Russell yielded eight hits and Triad committed five errors.
Holly Alvoid and Russell both had one of Triad’s two hits.
The Lady Cardinals (7-12 overall and 5-6 in the OHC) will host Northeastern today.
The Triad baseball squad fell to Mechanicsburg, 11-0.
The game was shortened to five innings via the run-rule.
Derek Bails, Coleman Hauck and Ayden Spriggs all hit safety for the Cardinals (10-6).