RACINE, Ohio — You can’t lose if you opponent doesn’t score.
The Southern baseball team held Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble without a single run on Friday night at Star Mill Park, as the Tornadoes claimed a 3-0 victory and the season sweep over the Tomcats.
Southern (12-4, 11-3 TVC Hocking) broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning, when Logan Drummer singled and was then doubled home by Dylan Smith.
In the next inning, the Tornadoes tallied two runs, as Drummer doubled home Haden Miller and Garrett Wolfe.
The Tomcats (6-10, 4-8) had multiple chances to score but left six runners in scoring position in the game, and fell by a 3-0 final.
SHS senior Trey Pickens tossed a complete game shut out and earned the win, striking out 10 Tomcats, while allowing just three hits and two walks. Hooper suffered the setback for the guests, starting and pitching into the fifth inning.
Drummer led the hosts at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two runs batted in. Miller singled once and scored once for the victors, while Smith added a single and an RBI. Pickens and Jensen Anderson both singled once in the win, while Wolfe crossed home plate once.
Hooper led the THS offensive effort, going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Southern committed just one error in the win, while THS had two. In total, the Tomcats left seven runners on base, while SHS stranded four.
The Tornadoes also defeated THS on April 10, by a 6-1 count in Glouster.
The Purple and Gold will be back in action on Monday, when they visit the league leading Waterford Wildcats.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.