Scorekeepers were kept busy today during a high-scoring contest between Monroe Central and Jay County Patriots Varsity where Jay County Patriots Varsity lost 9-7.
Jay County Patriots Varsity got things moving in the first inning. Jay County Patriots Varsity scored one run when Wyatt Geesaman doubled.
Monroe Central pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third an error scored one run for Monroe Central, Aidin Coffey grounded out, scoring one run, and Caleb Snyder singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Ashton Bandy got the win for Monroe Central. He allowed five hits and five runs over three innings, striking out one and walking one. Snyder, Bryce Deckman, and Caden Shumaker all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.
Noah Arbuckle took the loss for Jay County Patriots Varsity. He allowed nine hits and seven runs over four innings, striking out five and walking one.
Jay County Patriots Varsity racked up 11 hits in the game. Ryan Schlechty and Arbuckle each managed multiple hits for Jay County Patriots Varsity. Schlechty went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Jay County Patriots Varsity in hits.
Monroe Central collected 11 hits. Jordan Willen, Deckman, and Taft Manship each collected multiple hits for Monroe Central. Willen led Monroe Central with three hits in four at bats.