MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The Lancers started early and never looked back.
The Federal Hocking baseball team posted three runs in the opening inning of Monday night’s 8-4 FHHS victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host South Gallia.
Two hits, two walks and one error propelled Federal Hocking (6-3, 5-3 TVC Hocking) to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. T.G. Miller and Logan Waugh each scored for the Rebels (1-9, 0-9) in the third inning to trim the deficit to just a run. Four Lancers crossed home plate in the fourth inning to push the lead to 7-2.
Cuyler Mills and Kane Hutchinson both scored in the bottom of the fourth but FHHS pushed a run across in the top of the seventh to seal the 8-4 victory.
Baker was the winning pitcher, Hoffman earned the save for FHHS and the losing pitcher of record was South Gallia’s Cuyler Mills.
T.G. Miller and Landon Hutchinson each marked two hits to lead the Rebels, followed by Gus Slone, Devin Lucas and Kane Hutchinson with a hit each. Miller, Mill, Waugh and Kane Hutchinson each scored a run in the setback.
Hoffman and McCune led Federal Hocking with two hits each, while Maxey, Camino, Hammer and Keiffer each had one hit. Maxey and Camino both scored twice, while Baker, McCune, Hammer and Keiffer each crossed the plate once.
Federal Hocking completes the season sweep of the Rebels as the Lancers won 7-2 on March 31 in Stewart. SGHS has now lost six straight games.