Lady Falcons sweep Miller, 17-0

By Alex Hawley -

HEMLOCK, Ohio — How’s that for connect four.

The Wahama softball team picked up its fourth straight win on Monday night, defeating Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Miller, by a 17-0 count in five innings, in Hemlock County.

The visiting Lady White Falcons (10-4, 7-2 TVC Hocking) had only one hit in the top of the first inning, but scored three runs thanks to two MHS (1-11, 1-10) errors and two free passes.

Wahama’s lead grew to 9-0 after the combining one hit with six free passes and two more Miller errors in the second inning.

Four hits, one walk and three errors allowed Wahama to scored seven runs in the third frame, making the lead 16-0. The final run for the Red and White came in the top of the fourth inning, after two MHS errors.

Taylor McGrew earned the pitching victory for Wahama, striking out eight and allowing two hits in a complete game shutout. Hannah Dishon suffered the pitching loss for the host Lady Falcons.

Rachel Roque led the visitors with one triple, one single and three runs scored, followed by Amara Helton with one double and two runs scored. Morgan Harrison singled once and scored three runs, Faith Stewart singled once and scored twice, Taylor Warden singled once and scored once, while Emmalee Broyles singled once in the win.

WHS senior Maddison Ferguson scored two runs for the victors, while Ashtyn Russell, Cynthia Hendrick and Emily VanMatre each scored once.

Chloe Rine and Ryleigh Newman each singled once for Miller.

For the game MHS had nine errors, while Wahama committed one.

The Red and White completed the season sweep of Miller with the win, as Wahama won the first meeting by a 17-0 count, in Hartford on March 31.

After visiting Belpre on Tuesday, Wahama will host Southern in a shot at redemption, on Wednesday. The Lady Tornadoes defeated WHS by a 9-8 final, in Racine on April 1.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley