Big Walnut sweeps Groveport 5-0

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Big Walnut was sharp Thursday (April 19), sweeping away visiting Groveport 5-0.

Golden Eagle winners included Gabe Mexicott (6-1, 6-1 at first singles), Cameron Sutherland (6-1, 6-0 at second singles), Charlie Jaeger (6-1, 6-3 at third singles), the duo of Sebastian Kirkpatrick and Devon McCullough (6-0, 6-0 at first doubles) and Collin Bates and Riley Shumaker, who won by default at second doubles.

1st Singles: Gabe Mexicott (BW) def. Chris Salva: 6-1, 6-1

2nd Singles: Cameron Sutherland (BW) def. Cutter Barnes: 6-1, 6-0

3rd Singles: Charlie Jaeger (BW) def. Dylan Uptegraft: 6-1, 6-3

1st Doubles: Sebastian Kirkpatrick / Devon McCullough (BW) def. Clayton Saunders/Zion King: 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles: Collin Bates / Riley Shumaker (BW) def. Default/Default

BW Record: 3-4 (3-1 OCC)

Big Walnut 2, Westerville South 3

The Golden Eagles picked up a pair of singles wins, but it wasn’t quite enough to lift them past the visiting Wildcats Wednesday in Sunbury.

BW winners included Gabe Mexicott (6-1, 6-0 at second singles) and Charlie Jaeger, who won by default at third singles.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Game Recap

1st Singles: Jaicks (WC) def. Pushkin: 6-0, 6-4

2nd Singles: Blankenship (WC) def. Mexicott: 6-2, 6-0

3rd Singles: Fortin (WC) def. Sutherland: 6-3, 6-2

1st Doubles: Kirkpatrick / McCullough (BW) def. Nair / Suthanthira: 6-4, 6-2

2nd Doubles: Shumaker / Jaeger (BW) def. Arnett / Weiler: 6-3, 7-6

Big Walnut 2, Westerville South High School 3

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Game Recap

1st Singles: Raphael Guilhem (WS) def. Matt Pushkin: 6-0, 6-2

2nd Singles: Gabe Mexicott (BW) def. Quan Phan: 6-1, 6-0

3rd Singles: Charlie Jaeger (BW) wins by default

1st Doubles: Anthony Vilardo (WS) def. Sebastian Kirkpatrick/ Devon McCullough: 6-3, 6-1

2nd Doubles: Allen Liu / Adrian Self (WS) def. Collin Bates/ Cameron Sutherland: 6-2, 2-6, 6-1


Big Walnut 12, Franklin Heights 2

Emma Schwinne went 5-for-5 with 3 2B and 3 RBI in Big Walnut 12-2, 6-inning win at Franklin Heights in OCC-Capital play. Meredith Thomas went 2-for-2 with a 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI and 3 runs to back Stacey Walter (WP), who allowed 1 unearned run over 5 for the Golden Eagles.

Three of Schwinne’s five hits were doubles. She also drove in three runs and scored another.

Other BW standouts included Meredith Thomas, who had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored; and Jojo Lucas, Walters and Karley Becker, who had two hits apiece.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Game Recap

BW: 4-4

BW: Walters, V. Sharpe (6th) & M. Sharpe

Franklin: Hopper & Hammer

WP: Walters

BW Highlights: Schwinne: 5 for 5, 3 double, 3 RBI

Big Walnut 5, Newark 14

Big Walnut’s Molly Sharpe finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, but host Newark pounded out 16 hits on the way to a 14-5 OCC win Friday afternoon, April 20.

The Wildcats scored three first-inning runs and, after the Golden Eagles answered with a two spot in the second, scored two of their own in the bottom half to maintain an early cushion.

Big Walnut got within a run with two more in the third, but Newark broke the game open with a five-run fourth before all but sealing the deal with four more in the fifth.

Stacey Walters was pegged with the loss in the circle.

Game Recap

BW: 5-5

BW: Walters, V.Sharpe (4th) & M.Sharpe

Newark: Bannworth & Closser

WP: Bannworth

BW Highlights: M. Sharpe – 3 for 4, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; L. Bullock – 2 for 3, 2 doubles

Big Walnut 13, Westerville South High School 1

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Game Recap

BW: 6-5

BW: V. Sharpe, Walters (5th) & M. Sharpe

Westerville South: Shoemaker & Batchender

WP: V. Sharpe

BW Highlights: Bullock – 3 for 4, 2 double, 3 RBI


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Information for this story was provided by Ben Stroup of The Delaware Gazette; BW coach Ryan Balaz and AD Brian Shelton.

Information for this story was provided by Ben Stroup of The Delaware Gazette; BW coach Ryan Balaz and AD Brian Shelton.