on April 25, 2024
North Union catcher Kailin McElroy (left) attempts to slap a tag on a Jonathan Alder base runner. The Lady Cats dropped a 10-6 verdict to the Pioneers. (Gazette photo by Tim Miller)

Lady Pioneers grind out CBC softball victory over North Union

By By Tim Miller, Richwood Gazette 


The past few softball games between Jonathan Alder and North Union have been grind ‘em out, see-who-can-outlast-the other type of contests.

For example, the Lady Pioneers withstood NU last year and came out on top of a 21-20 verdict.

Friday evening’s contest was basically the same type of battle (although lower scoring) as Jonathan Alder walked off its home diamond with a 10-6 triumph.

“It seems whenever we play North Union, it ends up in a dog fight,” said JA Coach Dave McGrew, whose team improved to 12-2 overall and 9-0 in the Central Buckeye Conference. “It was a hard-fought game.”

The Lady Cats (7-7 overall and 4-5 in the CBC) held a 4-3 edge as action moved into the …

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