Sprowls’ 4 RBI send Big Walnut over Mount Vernon

By Ben Stroup - bstroup@delgazette.com

The Big Walnut baseball team picked up a solid league win Monday, getting standout showings from Noah Sprowls and Austin Becker on the way to a 9-4 victory over host Mount Vernon.

The Golden Eagles (8-6) never trailed. They scored the game’s first two runs in the top of the third before adding three in the fourth, three more in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Sprowls finished 2-for-4 with a game-best four RBI while Becker closed 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Other BW standouts included Nick Moser, who had three hits to go with a stolen base and a run scored; Jakob Evans, who was 2-for-4; Nick Green, who finished 2-for-4 with an RBI; and Connor Gerren, who had a double and scored two runs.

Tommy Fleser, meanwhile, picked up the win on the mound.


The Big Walnut tennis team was sharp in Monday’s non-league win over visiting Reynoldsburg, winning on all five courts.

Nick Schulz won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles, Stephen Pushkin won 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 at second singles and DJ Werner notched a 6-1, 6-2 win at third singles.

The Eagles’ (3-3) Lane Davis and Jared Deel teamed up to secure a 6-0, 6-0 win at first doubles while Grant Bartlett and Mitchell Cholley won 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles to smooth out the scoring summary.


Kate Petty was dominant Monday, allowing just a run on two hits to lead the Golden Eagles to a 9-1 OCC-Capital Division win over visiting Franklin Heights.

Big Walnut (5-7) used a three-run third to set the tone. It added four runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to seal the deal.


The Big Walnut boys lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season Saturday, hammering host Marysville 13-3.

Sam Funston led the offensive attack with a hat trick while Campbell Allen finished with a pair of goals to go with a game-high four assists.

Zach Chucta, Seth Daniels and Michael Murphy also had a pair of goals apiece while Vaughn Firmalan and Nathan McVeigh each found the back of the net once in the win.

Josh Hageman anchored the Big Walnut (1-3) defense with 11 saves in goal.

By Ben Stroup


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