Madison-Plains, Alder baseball stay unbeaten


By Chris Miles - cmiles@civitasmedia.com



Jonathan Alder catcher Ian Gehres makes a stop behind the plate during the Pioneers 10-0 shutout of visiting Highland.


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

The Madison-Plains baseball team improved its record to 3-0 following a 14-8 win over visiting Grove City Christian Tuesday, March 29.

The Golden Eagles stayed hot offensively as they banged out 13 hits in the win and their pitchers did enough good things to secure the win.

“I was very pleased with our offensive performance tonight,” Madison-Plains High School coach Zach Durban said. “We had quality at bats throughout the lineup and were able to be aggressive running the bases.”

Zach Bayless started on the mound for the Eagles, he gave way to Isaac Puckett in the fifth inning. The two combined surrendered 11 hits and eight runs, but Plains was never really threatened after an eight-run fifth inning.

“Zach and Isaac both provided solid pitching performances and put us in a position to win the game.”

Bayless went 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Connor Davis was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI and Sam Ward was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

The Golden Eagles will look to stay hot when they play host to Southeastern Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

Miami Trace 8,

London 4

The Red Raiders (2-1) traveled down to Miami Trace Monday, but came home with their first loss of the season.

The team will return to action when it travels to Tree of Life Friday at 5 p.m.

Jonathan Alder 10,

Highland 0

Jon Peters and Colton Swick combined to limit the visitors from Highland to just one hit in this one-sided non-league tilt Monday.

The Pioneers (2-0) scored a pair of runs in the first inning, tacked on six more in the second and never looked back.

Softball

Jonathan Alder 7,

Bishop Hartley 6

The Lady Pioneers (2-0) picked up a big non-league win Tuesday when they knocked off the visiting Hawks.

The game was tied 5-5 heading into the sixth inning. Hartley scored a run the top half of the frame, but Alder answered with a pair in the bottom to secure the victory.

Jonathan Alder catcher Ian Gehres makes a stop behind the plate during the Pioneers 10-0 shutout of visiting Highland.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_JDG_0274a_-JAHS-Ian-Gehres.jpgJonathan Alder catcher Ian Gehres makes a stop behind the plate during the Pioneers 10-0 shutout of visiting Highland. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

By Chris Miles

cmiles@civitasmedia.com

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