Barons pick up pair of wins over Tigers


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmedianetwork.com



The Buckeye Valley boys tennis team picked up a pair of wins over Galion Thursday, both by 5-0 margins.

The first, a makeup of a rain out earlier in the season, included wins from Nick Baesman (6-0, 6-1 at first singles), Kyle Baesman (6-2, 6-2 at second singles), Erik Naslund (6-0, 6-2 at third singles), Nick Roden and Ben Swanger (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles) and Mitch Garnett and Jake Kehoe (6-3, 6-3 at second doubles).

The Barons used a bit of a different lineup in the second and regularly-scheduled match, but the result was the same. Winners included Swanger (6-1, 6-0 at first singles), Nick Baesman (6-2, 6-2 at second singles), Kehoe (6-0, 6-0 at third singles), Garnett and Kyle Baesman (6-2, 6-1 at first doubles) and Naslund and Tkac (2-6, 6-3, 1-0 at second doubles).

Big Walnut 5, Reynoldsburg 0

The Golden Eagles got wins from Carson Becker (6-0, 6-0 at first singles), Jared Deel (6-0, 6-0 at second singles), Stephen Pushkin (6-0, 6-0 at third singles), Nick Schulz and Lane Davis (6-2, 6-1 at first doubles) and Matt Pushkin and Mitchell Cholley (6-1, 6-1 at second doubles) to sweep away host Reynoldsburg Thursday afternoon.

Hayes 5, Hartley 0

The Pacers cruised to a non-league win over the Hawks Thursday, getting wins from Kyle Klumpp (6-2, 6-3 at first singles), Sam Bonofiglio (6-1, 6-0 at second singles), Ben Teitelbaum (6-1, 6-1 at third singles), Ryan Williams and Eric Ullom (6-1, 6-0 at first doubles) and Eric Puthoff and Danny Brennan (6-3, 6-0 at second doubles).

BASEBALL

The Big Walnut baseball team scored two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to outlast host Worthington Kilbourne 7-6 in non-league action Thursday afternoon.

Austin Becker had a huge game for the Golden Eagles, finishing 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Noah Sprowls, Henry von Hollen and Cale Sherbourne were also solid at the plate, finishing with two hits apiece.

Austin Krinn picked up the win in relief, allowing just two hits while striking out two in a scoreless 2.1 innings of work.

SOFTBALL

Hayes broke out of its scoring slump in a big way Thursday, collecting 15 hits on the way to a 17-3, five-inning win over host Worthington Kilbourne.

The Pacers scored five times in the first and never looked back, adding two more in the second and eight in the third to all but end things.

Lexi Mattix had a team-best three hits while Mallory Stonebraker, Haley Osborne and Bobbi Adams drove in three runs each. Alex Armstrong was also solid, scoring three runs, while Chloe Barton had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

Osborne earned the win in the circle, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out four in five innings of work.

Big Walnut 5, Newark 2

Taryn Hammond had three hits and Meredith Thomas had two to go with a pair of RBI as Big Walnut beat host Newark to pick up its eighth straight win Thursday afternoon.

The Goden Eagles scored two runs in the third to break a 1-1 tie.

Stacey Walters and Jess Coletta had two hits apiece while Alex Thomas, who allowed two runs on six hits while striking out six, picked up the complete-game win in the circle.

Granville Christian 16, Delaware Christian 4

The Eagles fell behind 12-0 and never recovered en route to a league loss Thursday in Delaware.

Emily Parrish and Madie Morgan each had two hits in the setback.

Westerville Central 7, Olentangy 5

The Braves scored two runs in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the host Warhawks held on for a league win Thursday afternoon.

Kristen Bartel hit a homer in the loss while Sydney Wagner collected three hits and Payton Cox drove in three.

Westerville South 10, Orange 7

Cami Clarkson and Alyssa Laisure had three hits apiece, but the visiting Wildcats scored four runs in the fourth and three in the seventh to notch a 10-7 league win Thursday in Lewis Center.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Kailee O’Brien finished with a game-high four goals to lead Orange to a convincing 20-5 win over host Big Walnut Thursday in Sunbury.

Brooke Delara, Rhyann Green and Alex Lowry were also solid, finishing with three goals apiece.

Also: Liberty 19, Westerville Central 7

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

James Loftus and AJ Smith finished with eight kills apiece, but it wasn’t enough as Liberty fell to host Westerville North in three sets Thursday night.

The Warriors won the first set 25-20 before sealing the deal with respective wins of 25-19 and 26-24.

BOYS TRACK

From Wednesday: Big Walnut 90, Olentangy 47

GIRLS TRACK

From Wednesday: Big Walnut 83, Olentangy 54

By Ben Stroup

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