BELPRE, Ohio — The comeback attempt came up just short.
The Eastern baseball fell just short of completing a come from behind win, as the Eagles fell to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Belpre, Thursday night in Washington County.
The host Golden Eagles marked seven runs over the first three innings and led by six. Eastern (1-5, 0-4) rallied to take the 9-7 lead after the top of the sixth inning but Belpre tied the game in the bottom half of the frame. EHS marked one run in the seventh but Belpre scored twice to squeak out the 11-10 triumph.
Christian Speelman led the Green and Gold with four hits, followed by Cameron Richmond with three. Matthew Durst, Tyler Morris and Tyler Barber each marked two hits in the setback, while Brandon Coleman had one hit in the setback.
Speelman, Richmond and Zack Scowden each scored two runs, while Tyler Morris, Coleman, Barber and Durst each crossed the plate one time. Speelman drove in a team-high three runs.
Brennan Ferrell, Ryan Epperly and Hayden Plummer each marked two hits to lead the Orange and Black.
These teams will meet again on April 23 in Tuppers Plains.