Wet diamonds postpone contests


Jonathan Alder pitcher Allison Caldwell fires the ball toward the plate. Caldwell was the winning pitcher in a relief stint when the Lady Pioneers beat Cardington (19-2) by an 6-4 count over the weekend. JA will take a 23-1 record into this evening’s Division II district semifinal game against River Valley at Olentangy High School.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)


The scoreboard for high school softball and baseball tournament games scheduled for Monday read Mother Nature-2, Monarchs and Cardinals-0.
The rainy weather forced Monday’s postponements of Marysville High School’s girls softball and Triad High School’s baseball tournament games.
The Lady Monarchs (the No. 5 seed) were scheduled to face No. 15 Columbus Bishop Watterson at Olentangy High School in the Division I district semifinals.
That game has been moved to Wednesday, 5 p.m., at Olentangy.
The game could not be played today, due to the fact that district semifinal contests for Divisions II and III are scheduled for the diamonds at Olentangy.
Jonathan Alder, the No. 2 seed in D-II, will play ninth-seeded River Valley at 5 p.m. today.
North Union, the second seed for Division III, is scheduled to play West Jefferson (No. 7) on another diamond at Olentangy today.
The first pitch for that contest is also scheduled for 5 p.m.
Should the Lady Monarchs, Pioneers and Cats win their respective district semifinals, they will all play in district championship games at Pickerington Central High School.
Marysville would face the winner of the Gahanna-Lincoln (No. 9)-Newark (No. 18) contest.
Jonathan Alder would play the winner of the fifth-seeded Granville and sixth-seeded Highland game.
A victory over West Jefferson would put the Lady Cats into the district championship game against either No. 5 Columbus Bishop Ready or No. 8 Heath.
The dates and times for district championship games have not yet been determined.
Triad’s baseball squad was scheduled to host Mississinawa Valley on Monday in a Southwest District Division IV contest.
The Cardinals will now host the Blackhawks today at 5 p.m.
The visitors’ school is located in Union City, which is on the Ohio-Indiana border.
Triad is seeded No. 4 in the tournament, while the Blackhawks are fifth.
The winner will play at No. 3 Sidney Lehman Catholic on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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