TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Wahama baseball team fell below .500 Wednesday night after losing 8-3 to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Eastern in Meigs County.
The White Falcons (13-14, 7-6 TVC Hocking) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after manufacturing a run in the top of the first despite not getting a hit. Eastern (11-7, 8-4) countered with four runs in the home half of the second highlighted by a two-run single by Tim Elam.
Wahama cut the lead to one after pushing two runs across on two hits in the top of the fourth. Eastern paired three hits with two walks in the top of the fifth to score three runs and expand its lead to 7-3. After scoring a run via four walks in the sixth the Eagles held on for the 8-3 victory.
Jacob Brannon earned the win for the Eagles after giving up just three unearned runs on seven hits and two walks. Brannon struck out four batters in seven innings of work.
Wahama’s Dokota Sisk was credited with the loss after giving up seven runs on seven hits and four walks in 4.1 innings. Wyatt Zuspan pitched in relief and gave up one run on four walks in 1.2 scoreless innings of work. Sisk struck out six while Zuspan struck out two.
The Eagles bats were led by Ethan Nottingham with two hits in the game and one run scored. Max Carnahan, Jacob Brannon, Derick Powell, Brandon Coleman, and Tim Elam each finished with one hit for EHS.
Wahama was led by Wyatt Zuspan and Matt Stewart with two hits apiece. Tyler Nutter, Zac Warth, and Dakota Sisk each had one hit and one run scored in the game.
With the win the Eagles avenge their 3-2 loss to Wahama that occurred on April fourth in Mason. Eastern is on a four game winning streak while Wahama has dropped four straight.
EHS moves into a tie for second in the TVC Hocking with Trimble at 8-4 in league.
Both teams return to TVC Hocking action Friday night at 5 p.m. Eastern will be looking to avenge its 2-1 loss to Miller from March 30th when it hosts the Falcons, while Wahama will seek a season split when it travels to take on Belpre, whom the White Falcons fell to in a 6-1 contest on April ninth.