Monday away at Westerville North the team was able to pull off a big 7-1 win over the home warriors. The Pioneers were led of offense by junior David Hughes who had multiple RBI while junior Braden Riley hit a homerun. Junior pitcher Zane Lattig shut the warriors down for the first five innings.
Following the big win on the previous day, the Pioneers were able to pull out a 3-1 win over the Warriors at home on Tuesday. Junior pitcher Kyle Dickson threw a complete game four hitter to lead the team on defense. Senior Robbie Dayhuff knocked in two runs in the bottom of the fourth with a huge two out hit.
Wednesday night the team traveled to Powell and looked to complete the sweep of Liberty, in a very weird game the two teams were still tied going into the bottom of the ninth inning. The game is tied at 5-5 with no runners on when the game resumed Thursday evening. The Pioneers offense showed their grit by scoring four runs in the last two innings to tie the game at five. When play picked back up on thursday the Pioneers were in the field and sadly never got another chance to bat. On a close play at first it looked like the team would get another chance to hit but the runner was called safe, allowing the winning run to score. The Pioneers finish the season series with a 2-1 record after winning games 1-0 and 8-7 but losing 6-5 in nine innings.
The team will battle OCC Buckeye rival Westerville Central away tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 5 pm. Tomorrow the boys will head down to Wright State and battle Mason according to PBR Ohio this will be a top 10 battle in the state. The game is scheduled for a first pitch at 7 pm. Take the short drive to see a very good baseball game between two good teams under the lights!
By: Tyler Ross
On Monday, April 29, the girls had their Senior Night at Home against Olentangy. Sadly, the pioneers lost 1-6. Sophomore Alli Rubal had 2 hits and freshman Riley Jestadt drove in their only run.
On Tuesday, April 30, the girls beat Westerville South 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs when Jestadt hit a walk off double to score Junior Kinleigh Hill.
The girls lost 1-8 to Westerville North on Wednesday, May 1. Sophomore Alli Rubal opened the game with a double and later scored a Teresa Hawk groundout to give the pioneers an early lead. Sadly, the Warriors railed 4 runs in the 5th inning to win the game.
By: Sam Fedio
On Tuesday, April 30, your lady pioneers had the home advantage against the physical Westerville North Lacrosse team. Leading from the very beginning, the girls were able to get a huge win, 12-5. Senior Goalie Grace McAninch led the team with a huge 15 saves while Senior Tyler Bluvol led attack scoring a total of 4 goals. Junior Hanna Brown came close with a huge 3 goals. On Thursday, May 2, Varsity Girls Lacrosse played at home for the second game in a row against Granville, the 12 ranked in the state. Unfortunately the girls lost 1-15, but they did not go down without a fight. Defense played a tough game and Sophomore goalie Abby Struntz had 11 saves. Freshman Ellie Beck had the lone goal at the beginning of the first half to put the girls on the scoreboard. Next Wednesday, May 8 is Senior Night so come out and support the team!
By: Abby Struntz
We were only blessed with one Boys Lacrosse game this week, and it turned out to be a good one. The boys took a rare roadtrip to Westerville North and gave them the business in a 21-3 victory. Unofficial stats from @OOHSLacrosse (Shout out to them for all of these stats by the way, they are truly amazing) credit sophomore Tanner Hegerty with a game leading five goals and a pair of assists. Six seniors found the back of the net as well, with Nathan Thompson (4), Mitchell Gifford (2), Sam Hughes (2), Braeden Vance, Sean McCloskey and Zach Hill all scoring. Next week, they get their toughest week stretch yet with Centerville coming to town tomorrow, May 4, also St. Francis Desales and Dublin Coffman will come to Pioneer Field Tuesday and Thursday.
By: Max Brunke
Track and Field
On April 25-26, the Pioneers competed at the Wayne Invitational. The girls placed 4th overall with 53.33 points and the boys placed 2nd with 63 points.
Girls started off strong in the 4000m distance medley. Ott, Hanson, Guagenti and Schroff placed 2nd and qualified for nationals with a time of 12:23.04. In the girls 400m relay, Agyekum, Frye, Patterson and Blendick placed 2nd running a 49.87. Ava Musgrove takes an impressive 3rd place in the 100m dash, running a 13.09. Mackenzie Blendick takes 4th in the girls 100m hurdles with a time of 15.81. Lastly for the girls, Grace Frye takes 3rd in discus throw with a throw of 130-00 ft.
On the boys side, Jaeschel Acheampong leads the way. He takes 1st in the boys long jump with a jump of 23-01.00 ft. Acheampong also takes 1st in boys triple jump and now holds the meet record with a distance of 47-07.50 ft. Acheampong also takes 2nd in the 100m and 200m dash, with times of 11.23 for the 100 and 21.93 for the 200. Alex Kenish dominates the boys 800m run, placin 2nd with a time of 1:55.92.
On Monday, April 28, the track team hosted a home meet against Olentangy Berlin and Reynoldsburg. Both the girls and boys placed first overall with 130.5 points and 120 points.
In the boys 800m, senior Lincoln Weber had a personal best with a time of 2:05.20. As well as, in boys shot put, junior Connor Mathena threw a personal best with 41-09.5.
In girls field events both sophomore Noel Frye and junior Anna Grabau had impressive results. In shot put, Frye threw a personal best with 33-11 and in discus, Grabau threw a personal best with 121-07.
The Track Team travelled to Westerville South for the freshman/sophomore relays. Both the boys and girls placed 3rd with the boys scoring 54 and the girls scoring 70.
By: Grace and Zoe
Boys Tennis beat Saint Charles Preparatory school four courts to 1 on April 30. Oranges Soham Patel won his match 6-1. On Thursday they beat Upper Arlington three courts to two. Orange’s Soham Pradhan won his match 6-3.
By: Tannor Lambert
On Tuesday, Apr. 23, the team hosted Liberty in a conference match. They lost in three straight sets, 25-9, 25-18, 25-15. Then, on Thursday, Apr. 25, they traveled to Westerville Central. They unfortunately lost to the Warhawks in 3 straight sets as well. Over the weekend the team hosted a quad tournament. It was best of three sets and sadly, the team lost to all three teams there, including Mount Vernon, Bishop Watterson, and Hilliard Bradley, in two straight sets.
The team traveled to Worthington Kilbourne on Wednesday, May 1. They lost that game, but they did take a set from the Wolves 3-1, the sets dwindling down to 10-25, 25-17, 7-25, 23-25. On Thursday, May 2, the team hosted OCC rival, Olentangy. They unfortunately lost a battle in three sets, 17-25, 18-25, 17-25.