CENTENARY, Ohio — The rain held off just long enough.
The Gallia Academy baseball team earned a 3-0 non-conference victory over Piketon in a rain shortened game in Gallia County on Tuesday.
The Blue Devils (12-4) broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the second inning when Alex White singled home Kole Carter. Gallia Academy added on in the bottom of the fifth when Carter singled home Gage Childers and Eric Ward scored on Ryan Terry’s sacrifice.
Piketon, which hadn’t had a baserunner in the first five innings, loaded the bases in the top of the sixth with two outs but the game was called due to weather and GAHS claimed the 3-0 win.
GAHS senior Gustin Graham struck out six and earned the win after allowing just one hit and two walks in 5.2 innings of work. Williams suffered the loss for the Redstreaks after allowing three runs on five hits and seven walks, while striking out one in five innings.
Carter led the Blue Devils with two hits, while Graham, White and Matt Bailey each added one. Ward, Childers and Carter each scored in the game, Carter, Terry and White each marked an RBI, while White accounted for the lone stolen base.
Piketon’s lone hit came from Jordan in the the top of the sixth.
The Blue Devils finished with three runs, five hits and no errors, while PHS had no runs, one hit and one error.
GAHS has won four of its last five game.