TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — A pitchers duel with a little drama.
The Eastern Lady Eagles scored with one out in the sixth and earned a 2-1 triumph over non-conference guest Warren, Thursday night at Don Jackson Softball Field.
The Lady Warriors began the game with a bang, a leadoff solo homer by Murdock to take the 1-0 lead. The Lady Eagles countered in the bottom of the first when Grace Edwards connected with a solo homerun of her own to tie the game. The next four frames passed with out a run crossing the plate but Eastern senior Paige Cline changed that in the sixth inning when she singled and came home to score on Erin Swatzel’s double. Warren (14-1) was unable to answer in the top of the seventh and EHS took the 2-1 triumph.
Grace Edwards earned the victory after allowing just one run on five hits, while walking none and striking out six.
Higgins suffered the loss after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on four hits. Schaffer record the final two outs in the circle for the Lady Warriors.
Erin Swatzel led the Green and Gold whit two hits, a double and a single, followed by Grace Edwards with a homerun and Paige Cline with a single. Cline and Edwards each scored in the game, while Swatzel and Edwards both scored.
Lynch marked a pair of singles, for WHS, Murdock had a homerun, while Schaffer and Coffman both singles. Murdock marked the lone RBI and run scored.
Eastern is now 5-1 in non-league games.