By Bill Paterson
Sheldon High School was the place to be Monday to watch top pitchers perform in Delta River League first-place battles.
On the baseball diamond, two college-scholarship senior flamethrowers went head to head, with Jesuit's Dan Child outdueling Sheldon's Tyler Linehan in the Marauders' 5-0 win.
Child, who is headed to Oregon State, allowed just two hits, walked three and hit a batter. Rhys Hoskins drove in two runs and Zach Green and Louis Mejia one each.
Linehan, a Fresno State signee, went five innings struck out nine, walked four and allowed four hits in giving up two runs. Sheldon reliever Glenn Beebe struck out five but allowed four hits and walked two in surrendering three more runs.
The win moved Jesuit into a first-place tie with Sheldon. Both are 6-1 in league.
On the softball diamond, Ally Carda outdueled Sheldon's Alexis Cooper in Pleasant Grove's nine-inning, 2-1 win.
Carda struck out 15 and allowed three hits. Cooper struck out 13 and allowed four hits.
Pleasant Grove is 4-0 in league; Sheldon 3-1.