By: Alex Hawleyahawley@heartlandpublications.com
April 24, 2012
MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The Lady Eagles had no shortage of offense Monday night as they defeated South Gallia 25-0 in five innings of a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest in Gallia County.
Eastern (14-3, 10-1 TVC Hocking) sent all nine batters to the plate in both the first and second innings as it jumped out to a 7-0 lead. South Gallia (4-10, 3-8) broke into the hit column for the first time in the bottom of the second inning but failed to score.
The Lady Eagles paired six hits with a walk and two error s in the third inning to create nine runs and expand their lead to 25-0. EHS added eight runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to complete its 25-0 route of SGHS.
Cierra Turley earned the victory for Eastern after pitching five shut out innings, in which she gave up just two hits. Turley struck out six batters while walking one.
Meghan Caldwell was credited with the loss after giving up 10 runs on five hits and five walks in two innings of work. Chandra Canaday pitched three innings in relief and gave up 15 runs on 15 hits and a walk. Caldwell struck out one batter.
Brooke Johnson led the Lady Eagles with five hits, and four RBI in the contest while Whitley Leach and Cierra Turley each finished with three hits. Jordan Parker and Kiki Osborne each had a pair of hits while Amber Moodispaugh, Rachael Markworth, Tori Goble, Grace Edwards and Paige Cline each had one hit.
Goble, Moodispaugh, and Leach each finished with three RBI in the game. Turley led EHS with three runs scored while Parker and Johnson each scored twice.
Sara Bailey and Chandra Canaday each had a hit for SGHS in the contest.
The Lady Eagles return to action Wednesday at 5 p.m. when they host league leading Wahama, while South Gallia travels to face Trimble at 5 p.m. Wednesday.