MASON, W.Va. — You win some and you lose some. That’s just the way the game goes.
The Wahama baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Alexander Saturday after suffering a 7-6 setback in the opener and following with an 11-4 victory in the night cap of a non-conference twin-bill in Mason County.
The White Falcons (4-4) never led in the opener, as the hosts trailed 4-1 after three innings before scoring twice in the fourth to close to within a run at 4-3.
The Spartans (4-1), however, answered with a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure a 7-3 edge headed into the finale. WHS plated three runs in the home half of the seventh to again close to within a run, but the hosts never came closer the rest of the way.
AHS outhit Wahama by a small 6-5 overall margin and left just four runners on base, compared to nine by the White Falcons. WHS also committed all four errors in the contest.
Hunter Bradley led the hosts with two hits, followed by Mason Hicks, Demetrius Serevicz and Garrett Miller with one safety apiece. Tyler Grimm drove in a team-best two RBIs, while Hicks, Miller and Kane Roush also drove in a run apiece.
Howard and Harris led AHS with two hits apiece, while McGrath and Grigsby chipped in a safety each. Grigsby drove in a team-best three RBIs and McGrath added two RBIs to the winning cause.
Both teams had a home run in the opening contest. Miller hit his solo homer in the seventh to pull the hosts to within one, while Grigsby hit a solo shot in the fifth for Alexander’s final run of the game.
The White Falcons rebounded nicely in the night cap, as the hosts jumped out to leads of 4-2 after one inning and 11-4 through three complete. Neither team scored again and the game ended after six innings of play.
Wahama was outhit 8-6 in the finale, but the hosts stranded only four baserunners — compared to 11 by the Spartans. Alexander also committed four of the seven errors in the contest.
Garrett Miller paced WHS with two hits and four RBIs, while Hicks, Bradley, Wyatt Zuspan and Wesley Harrison also added a safety apiece to the winning cause. Hicks also drove in two RBIs, while Bradley and Roush each scored twice in the triumph.
Linder paced AHS with three hits and scored twice, while McGrath chipped in two hits. Russell drove in a team-best two RBIs in the setback.
Zuspan was the winning pitcher of record in Game 2 after allowing four runs, eight hits and three walks over six innings while striking out six. Hicks also hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at two.