TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Just because Eastern has been eliminated from Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division championship contention doesn’t mean the Eagles won’t have a say in the league title.
The Eastern baseball team defeated the league leading Trimble Tomcats by a 4-3 count Wednesday night in Meigs County, giving THS their second TVC Hocking loss of the season.
Zack Scowden scored in the top of the first inning to give Eastern (6-10, 5-8 TVC Hocking) the 1-0 lead but Trimble (13-3, 11-2) countered when Konner Standley scored in the second inning. Austin Downs scored in the top of the third for THS to give the Red and Silver the 2-1 lead through three innings.
After being held scoreless for four innings the Eagles marked three runs in the sixth to take the 4-3 lead. Trimble advanced runners to second base and third base in the top of the seventh but Christian Speelman struckout the final THS batter, giving Eastern the 4-3 victory.
Eastern senior Zack Scowden earned the victory after throwing four innings in relief and allowing one run on five hits. Speelman walked two and struck out two, earning the save in one inning of work, while Cameron Richmond struck out three and received a no decision after pitching two innings in which he surrendered two hits and a run.
Jake Kish suffered the loss for Trimble for after throwing three innings in which he stuck out four, walked two and allowed three runs on four hits. Konner Standley threw three innings and allowed a run on three walks, while striking out three.
Brandon Coleman led Eastern with two hits, followed by Jesse Morris and Tyler Morris with one hit each. Scowden, Speelman, Coleman and Tyler Barber each scored for the Green and Gold.
Trimble was led by Austin Downs with two singles and a run scored, while Konner Standley had a double and run scored.
The Tomcats had defeated Eastern on April 11, by a 9-2 count in Glouster. The Eagles have now won three of their last four games.