MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The South Gallia baseball team snapped a three-game losing skid Tuesday night during an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over visiting Hannan in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
The Rebels (2-3) received a pitching gem from starter Andrew Wood, who allowed just three hits and a walk over five innings while striking out two. The hosts also outhit Hannan by a 9-3 count and committed three errors in the triumph, compared to four miscues by the guests.
The Wildcats, however, did strike first blood early on. Jacob Taylor singled with one out and later scored on an error, giving HHS a 1-0 lead after a half inning of play.
SGHS responded with an eight-run explosion in its half of the first, which ended up providing more than enough run support for Wood the rest of the way. The Rebels added another run in the second and two more in the fourth to wrap up the double-digit outcome.
Cory Haner and Danny Matney both led the hosts with two hits, followed by Seth Jarrell, Andy Welch, Ethan Spurlock, Gus Slone and Alex Stapleton with one safety apiece. Spurlock, Haner and Matney each drove in two RBIs, while Haner scored three times in the triumph.
Taylor, Chris Strausbaugh and Tristan Johnson each had a hit for the Wildcats. Strausbaugh was also the losing pitcher of record, allowing 10 earned runs, nine hits and six walks over four frames while striking out six.