STEWART, Ohio — The Wahama baseball team claimed a season sweep of host Federal Hocking Saturday afternoon following a 13-1 victory in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Athens County.
The White Falcons (14-9, 12-3 TVC Hocking) never trailed in the contest as the guests jumped out to leads of 1-0 and 4-0 through an inning and a half of play. The Lancers (10-6, 9-6) countered with their only score in the bottom of the second, but WHS scored the final nine runs to wrap up the 12-run triumph.
The guests plated two runs apiece in the fourth, fifth and seventh frames and also scored three runs in the sixth inning. Wahama also posted a 9-2 win over FHHS at Bachtel Stadium back on April 17.
The White Falcons outhit the hosts by a 9-2 overall margin and also benefited from miscues as Fed Hock committed all five errors of the contest. WHS stranded eight runners on base while the Lancers left just three on the bags.
Kane Roush and Wesley Harrison paced Wahama with two hits apiece, followed by Hunter Bradley, Wyat Zuspan, Brent Larck, Tyler Grimm and Ryan Thomas with a safety apiece.
Bradley, Zuspan, Harrison and Grimm each drove in a run, while Bradley scored four times for the guests. Roush, Harrison and Grimm also scored two runs apiece for the victors.
Bradley was the winning pitcher of record after allowing one run, two hits and two walks over six innings while striking out a dozen. Phillip Hoffman suffered the setback after surrendering eight runs, five hits and six walks over five frames while fanning seven.
Jon Rose and Noah McCune each had a hit for Fed Hock, with Rose scoring a run on an RBI by McCune.
Wahama still has a makeup game with Trimble, but it is unknown at this time when or if the game will be made up. Trimble (12-2 TVC Hocking) currently has a one-game lead in the league standings.