Under the lights

(Posted April 16, 2019)

By Pat Donahue, Messenger Photographer

On April 13, the Pioneers took a 7-2 win over Mechanicsburg in what has become a Jonathan Alder softball tradition, “The Night Game” at Pastime Park in Plain City. Now in its fourth year, the game gives players and fans the chance to enjoy a game under the lights in a park where a number of those same players and fans played growing up. The tradition has treated the home team well; Jonathan Alder has won all four night games.

Jonathan Alder junior Jillian Jakse has her eye on the ball as she connects for a hit, while fans have their eyes on her.


Junior Lindsey Potter makes contact during Jonathan Alder’s win over Mechanicsburg.
Junior Kelsey McDonald waits for the final out to complete the Pioneers’ victory.
With the results still in on the scoreboard, Mechanicsburg (in white) and Jonathan Alder varsity softball players slap hands at the end of the game.
Jonathan Alder’s softball team, coaches included, is all smiles after taking a 7-2 victory over Mechanicsburg on April 13. The win moved the Pioneers’ record to 11-1 for the season.
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