MASON, W.Va. — You can’t win them all.
The Wahama baseball team had its five-game winning streak come to an end Saturday afternoon following a 13-5 setback to visiting Charleston Catholic in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The host White Falcons (8-5) never led in the contest, as the Irish stormed out to a 4-1 lead after one inning and never looked back. CCHS followed by plating seven runs in the top of the third for an 11-1 cushion, but Wahama countered with four scores in its half of the third for an 11-5 deficit.
WHS, however, never came closer the rest of the way as Charleston Catholic (10-4) tacked on two insurance runs in the fifth to wrap up the eight-run outcome. The Irish also claimed a season sweep after posting a 12-8 home win back on March 26.
Catholic made the most of its chances as the guests left just six runners stranded on base, compared to a dozen by the White Falcons. CCHS also outhit Wahama by a 13-10 overall margin and had six stolen bases, compared to just three by the hosts. Both teams also committed one error in the contest.
Wesley Harrison took the loss after allowing three runs, one hit and two walks in the first inning without recording an out. Alex Belcher was credited with the win after surrendering five runs, seven hits and three walks over three innings of work while striking out two.
Harrison and Brent Larck led WHS with two hits apiece, followed by Kane Roush, Mason Hicks, Wyatt Zuspan, Demetrius Serevicz, Hunter Bradley and Garrett Miller with a safety each.
Larck drove in two RBIs and Bradley also added an RBI. Roush, Hicks, Harrison, Bradley and Miller each scored once in the setback.
Connor Golden paced CCHS with three hits, three runs and five RBIs, followed by Sam McKown, Michael Martin, David Hamilton and Domonic Marsico with two safeties apiece. McKown and Jordan Covelli each drove in two runs, while Covelli and Thad Jameson each scored twice in the triumph.