WATERFORD, Ohio — In a preview of next weeks sectional final the Eastern baseball team defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Waterford 14-2 Monday night in Washington County.
Eastern (13-7, 10-4 TVC Hocking) broke through in a big way in the second inning, scoring nine runs on five hits, and four walks. The second inning was highlighted by a two run home run by David Warner.
Waterford (2-15, 2-12) manufactured two runs across in the home half of the second despite not having a in the inning. The Eagles struck again in the third scoring five runs on one hit and four walks. Waterford couldn’t answer and fell 14-2 to EHS.
Tim Elam earned the win after pitching two innings, in which he gave up two runs, one earned, on win hit and two walks. Joey Scowden pitched two frames in relief and he gave up one hit. Josh Shook pitched the fifth inning and didn’t allow a base runner. Elam struck out one, Scowden struck out three, and shook struck out two batters in the game.
Waterford’s Ginther was credited with the loss after pitching four innings in which he gave up 14 runs on six hits and 10 walks while striking out four.
Zach Scowden led Eastern with two hits, a triple and a double, in the game followed by David Warner with a home run. Christian Amsbary, Kyle Young, Ethan Nottingham, and Josh Shook each finished with one hit on the night. Amsbary, Young, Warner, Nottingham, Zach Scowden, and Brandon Coleman each scored twice in the game.
Two players had one hit apiece to lead the Wildcats.
Eastern is currently second in the TVC Hocking and this marks the second highest scoring output by the Eagles on the season.
Eastern also defeated Waterford on April 11th by a score of 20-3 in Tuppers Plains. The two teams will meet again on May ninth at EHS for the sectional title.
The Eagles return to action Wednesday at 5 p.m. when they visit Belpre.