Westerville North (8-7, 4-3 OCC) had another outstanding defensive performance led by senior pitcher, Macguire George, on Monday evening. The Warriors defeated Westerville South (4-8, 1-6 OCC) by the slimmest of margins, 1-0.
George was in control the entire way keeping South batters off balance by getting ahead in counts, mixing pitches, and relying on a strong defense to make plays behind him. George only allowed 3 hits, one walk, and struck out 3 on his way to another complete game for Warrior starting pitchers.
Offensively, the Warriors hit the ball hard and had many base runners, but squandered multiple opportunities to score runs when there were runners in scoring position. The lone run for the Warriors was scored during the third inning when senior Joe Legin reached base on a dropped third strike that was thrown in the dirt by the Wildcats pitcher. A throwing error by the catcher allowed Legin to move up to second base on the same play.
Fellow seniors Josh Stover and Jackson Blackstone were the next batters in the inning. Stover managed to put the ball in play (moving Legin to third base) while also reaching on another error by the Wildcat defense. Blackstone made sure to take advantage of the mistakes made by the defense as he singled to score Legin in what ended up being the only run of the ball game.
The Warrior baseball team will travel on the road today to face Columbus Academy in a non-league game before heading to Westerville South on Wednesday to face the Wildcats again. #wearewarriors