The Jonathan Alder High School softball team is focused on trying to win a share of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division title, but took a break from league play Tuesday to host Dublin Scioto.
The Lady Pioneers (17-3) were sharp and efficient and easily knocked off the Irish 11-1 in a run-rule shortened contest.
Alder collected 13 hits and limited the visitors to just one first-inning run and three hits total for the game.
The Pioneers are tied with North Union with identical 9-2 MOAC Red Division records, River Valley (10-2) has already won a share of the league title. Alder and North Union will square off Monday, May 8, at North with the winner earning a share of the league crown.
“We’re starting to peak at the right time,” Alder coach Dave McGrew said.
West Jefferson 9,
The Roughriders (15-4, 6-2) picked up a key Mid-State League Ohio Division victory over the visiting Rams Tuesday.
Coach Jim Stevens was led by starting pitcher Isabelle Fisher, who went the distance scattering eight hits.
The Red Raiders couldn’t string enough hits together to pull out this non-league contest played Tuesday.
London High School collected eight hits, one fewer than Southeastern but a closer look at the stats showed just three Raiders players had 75 percent of those hits. Taylor Riegel (two singles), Makayla Ratliff (single, triple) and Alexis Clark (single, double).
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