Hilliard Bradley High School baseball coach Matt Gilkerson was pleased with the all-around play of his team in the first two weeks of the season as well as its quick start in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

Hilliard Bradley High School baseball coach Matt Gilkerson was pleased with the all-around play of his team in the first two weeks of the season as well as its quick start in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

The Jaguars were 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the league before playing Dublin Jerome on April 12.

"We have had a little bit of everything for us," Gilkerson said. "Our pitching has been good and we have started hitting the ball."

Tyler Lehman had three singles, Connor Davis had two singles and two RBI and Jack Rasmussen had three RBI in Bradley's 6-4 win over Jerome in its league opener April 5.

Jacob Kramb had a two-run double to lead the Jaguars to a 2-0 win over Westerville South on April 8 in league play. Steven Nikolaus picked up the win on the mound and Jake Brown earned the save.

"We played outstanding against South," Gilkerson said. "We only got two hits, but Kramb got a big double for us to drive in both runs."

Through five games, Lehman had a team-high .500 batting average and scored three runs. A.J. Snyder was hitting .400 with three RBI, and both Davis and Rasmussen were batting .333 with three RBI.

On the mound, Nikolaus was 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA, eight strikeouts and seven walks in 11 innings, and Davis was 1-1 with a 1.70 ERA, 16 strikeouts and six walks in 12 1/3 innings.

Panthers get out to strong start

Darby was 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Cardinal before playing Jerome on April 12.

The Panthers swept Westerville North in league play, winning 5-2 on April 4 and 2-1 on April 6.

In the first game against the Warriors, Justin Fugitt and Luke Miller both doubled and Cory Brooks picked up the win on the mound with Nate Skelskey earning the save.

In the second game against North, Miller was the winning pitcher and Skelskey earned his third save as the two combined to throw a four-hitter, and Brooks and Topher Schultz both had a double.

On the mound through six games, Miller was 3-0, Brooks was 2-0 and Skelskey had three saves.

Wildcats looking for turnaround

Davidson beat Delaware 6-1 in its opener March 28 at V.A. Memorial in Chillicothe, but was 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the OCC-Central before playing Central Crossing on April 12.

The Wildcats lost their first two league games against Dublin Coffman, falling 11-1 in five innings April 5 and 5-3 on April 6. Nick Summers was the losing pitcher in the first game against the Shamrocks and Kyle Neimeister took the loss in the second.

Summers pitched a four-hitter against Delaware.

The Wildcats split a doubleheader with Lancaster on April 2, winning the first game 13-3 and losing the second 14-9. Sam Monnin got the win against the Golden Gales.