Mount Gilead and Pleasant will square off in a Division III Central District semifinal baseball game at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Grove City High School.
Each team won sectional titles on Thursday to move on.
Mount Gilead thrashed Worthington Christian 10-1 while Pleasant edged Columbus Bishop Ready 5-4.
Mount Gilead 10, Worthington Christian 1
MOUNT GILEAD – Xavier Harris scattered three hits over six innings for the Indians (18-7).
Ben Hayes knocked in four runs with three hits while Nick Arrington had three hits, including a double. Tyler Conners plated three runs and hit a double and single, and Jake Wayt smacked a single.
Arrington pitched the final inning.
Pleasant 5, Ready 4
MARION – Bryce McDonald hit a two-run homer in the home sixth inning to hand Pleasant (17-9) its victory.
Ready had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth with one run.
Zach Pytlarz was the winning pitcher for the Spartans.
Jonathan Alder 10, River Valley 0
PLAIN CITY – River Valley was held to only four hits in its Div. II loss.
Weston Perry smacked two singles for the Vikes while Alec Branstetter and Tom Poorman each recorded a base rap.
West Jefferson downed Elgin 8-2, Fredericktown stopped Eastmoor Academy 13-0, and Centerburg fell to Northirdge 7-6 in Div. III action. Fredericktown plays Liberty Union in a district semifinal at DeSales High School on Monday.
In Div. II, Highland lost 2-1 to Licking Valley.
Pleasant 1, Johnstown-Monroe 0
JOHNSTOWN – Arielle Anderson smacked three hits and Georgie Stacy scattered seven hits as the winning pitcher as Pleasant (15-9) nipped Johnstown-Monroe.
Pleasant plays Bloom-Carroll Tuesday at Pickerington High School Central.
Allison Decker had two hits Thursday while Hannah McQuistion doubled in Pleasant’s run in the sixth inning.
Northridge 5, Highland 2
JOHNSTOWN – Highland (13-11) couldn‘t overcome a three-run first inning by Northridge (14-10).
Parker Steck, Harlee Steck, Hailey Moore and Tiffany Howard all singled for the Lady Scots.
In other games, Jonathan Alder beat Marion-Franklin 11-0 while Buckeye Valley lost 10-0 to Hartley in Div. II.
In Div. III, Fredericktown lost to Ready 11-8, Centerburg fell to Bloom-Carroll 21-0, North Union (23-4) stopped Utica 10-0, and Cardington-Lincoln (26-2) downed Northmor 13-3.
North Union will meet Northridge on Tuesday at Olentangy High School in a district semifinal while Cardington-Lincoln plays Liberty Union in a night game at Olentangy on the same day.
East Knox defeated Newark Catholic 2-0 in Div. IV and will play Grove City Christian Monday at Pickerington High School North.
Mid Ohio Athletic Conference Meet
MARION – Mount Gilead (Blue Division) and Galion (Red Division) won girls team titles while Mount Gilead (Blue) and River Valley (Red) were boys team champs during the finals of the MOAC Meet Thursday at Pleasant.
Following are the final team standings:
Girls Blue Division: Mount Gilead 192, Northmor 123, Fredericktown 95, Centerburg 69, Highland 66, Cardington-Lincoln 57, East Knox 43, Elgin 9
Girls Red Division: Galion 173.5, Pleasant 92, Fairbanks 83, River Valley 80, Harding 62.5, Jonathan Alder 62, Buckeye Valley 52, North Union 49
Boys Blue Division: Mount Gilead 163, Fredericktown 116, Highland 107, Northmor 87, Centerburg 76, East Knox 43, Elgin 34, Cardington-Lincoln 29
Boys Red Division: River Valley 170, Galion 115, Buckeye Valley 82.5, Pleasant 80.5, Fairbanks 75, Harding 70, North Union 36, Jonathan Alder 27
Following are Thursday’s event winners:
Girls Blue Division: Roni Nichols, East Knox, 100 hurdles, 16.51; Olivia Brewer, Mount Gilead, 100, 12.99, and 200, 27.03; Makaylee Elkin, Hannah Scott, Morgan Brooke, Brewer, Mount Gilead, 4×200 relay, 1:50.46; Jenna Shipman, Mount Gilead, 1600, 5:24.88, and 800, 2:27.5; Brooke Buzzard, Tia Downard, Megan Milavec, Allie Tupps, Northmor, 4×100 relay, 53.16; Brooke, Mount Gilead, 400, 1:02.59; Lydia Morgan, Highland, 300 hurdles, 47.22; Isabelle Ditullio, Northmor, 3200, 12:04.69; Rachel Bush, Bryanna Bolha, Corrin Watts, Brooke, Mount Gilead, 4×400 relay, 4:24.76.
Girls Red Division: Gabby Burchett, Fairbanks, 100 hurdles, 16.38; Aziza Ayoub, Jonathan Alder, 100, 12.96, and 400, 59.04; Clair Erlsten, M’Lynn Gwinner, Marisa Gwinner, Alasha Williams, Galion, 4×200 relay, 1:48.41; Hannah Peltier, Pleasant, 1600, 5:30.2, and 800, 2:27.19; M’Lynn Gwinner, Kylie Redman, Sydney Hunt, Erlsten, Galion, 4×100 relay, 50.62; Taylor Valentine, Galion, 300 hurdles, 47.26; Michaela Slone, Galion, 200, 26.71; Boston Osborne, Pleasant, 3200, 12:11.15; Kayla Green, Coree Gifford, Kacey Burns, Burchett, Fairbanks, 4×400 relay, 4:09.36.
Boys Blue Division: Sawyer Shipman, Mount Gilead, 110 hurdles, 16.08; Mason Mead, Centerburg, 100, 11.55; Deondre Cook, Jonah Barnett, Dustin Fraizer, Shipman, Mount Gilead, 4×200 relay, 1:35.24; Kevin Jones, Highland, 1600, 4:22.54, and 800, 1:59.87; Cook, Barnett, Fraizer, Shipman, Mount Gilead, 4×100 relay, 46.08; Joseph Elson, Mount Gilead, 400, 50.16, and 200, 23.29; James Walker, Northmor, 300 hurdles, 41.9; Tyler Beck, Mount Gilead, 3200, 10:00.73; Elson, Austin Hallabrin, Beck, Ethan Hatfield, Mount Gilead 4×440 relay, 3:28.83.
Boys Red Division: Jack Berbst, Fairbanks, 110 hurdles, 15.69, and 300 hurdles, 40.43; Kyle Galyk, Pleasant, 100, 11.24, and 200, 22.32; David Blanton, Greg Perez, Efren Silva, Bailey Cole, River Valley, 4×200 relay, 1:30.82; Zach Kreft, Buckeye Valley, 1600, 4:29.14, and 3200, 10:10.3; Blanton, Perez, Silva, Cole, River Valley, 4×100 relay, 43.72; Cole, River Valley, 400, 50.31; Luke Davis, Buckeye Valley, 800, 2:01.95; Perez, Luke Waterman, Devin Hopkins, Silva, River Valley, 4×400 relay, 3:30.45.