Tyler Johnson was solid at the plate and on the mound Monday, lifting Orange to a 5-1 OCC-Capital Division win over host Big Walnut.
The Pioneer (16-3) ace tossed a three-hitter in the complete-game win, striking out seven Golden Eagles (9-11). He helped himself from the plate, too, collecting two of his team’s seven hits while scoring a pair of runs in the win.
Orange’s Colin Shepherd, meanwhile, was 2 for 2 with two runs scored while Big Walnut’s Garrett Grover suffered the loss on the hill.
•Hayes cruised past visiting Franklin Heights Monday in Delaware, parlaying a seven-run third inning into a lopsided 11-0 OCC-Capital Division win.
The Pacers, who outhit the Falcons 11-4, improved to 12-6 overall and 5-5 in league play.
Hayes’ Colin Reed picked up the complete-game win.
•Olentangy started strong, but host Mount Vernon finished with a flourish to post an 8-6 OCC-Capital Division win Monday afternoon.
The Braves, who fell to 12-8 with the loss, only their second in league play, looked to be cruising after scoring the game’s first four runs — two in the first and two more in the third.
The Yellow Jackets answered in a hurry, though, plating a run in the bottom of the third before adding three in the fourth, one in the fifth and three more in the sixth to cement the win.
Olentangy cut the deficit to two with a run in its last at bat, but failed to get any closer.
Tim Feasel gave the Braves a spark at the plate, finishing with a game-best three RBIs while Deeb Haber and Austin Moore bolstered the Braves’ seven-hit attack with two hits apiece.
•Defense let Buckeye Valley down Monday against visiting Jonathan Alder, as seven errors led to a 10-0 Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference setback.
The Pioneers used three big innings to seal the deal in five, plating three in the second, three more in the third and four in the fifth.
BV’s Curtis Harsh suffered the loss on the mound.