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Eagles fall to Federal Hocking, 14-8

Bryan Walters bwalters@civitasmedia.com

April 12, 2014

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The Eastern baseball team dropped its third straight decision Friday night following a 14-8 setback to visiting Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Meigs County.


The host Eagles (1-6, 0-5 TVC Hocking) committed seven errors and never led in the contest, as the Lancers stromed out to an early 5-0 advantage and never looked back.


FHHS (3-2, 2-2) led 4-0 after an inning of play and added another run in the top of the second, but the Eagles answered with three runs of their own in the second to close to within 5-3 through three complete.


Fed Hock, however, extended its lead out to six with a four-run fourth, but the Green and White answered with three runs to pull back to within 9-6 through four full frames.


The Lancers plated five runs in the fifth on one hit, two walks and four errors, allowing the guests to secure a 14-6 lead. Eastern responded with two runs in the sixth to close to within 14-8, but ultimately never came closer the rest of the way.


Fed Hock outhit the hosts by a 12-3 overall margin and also committed four errors in the triumph. Cameron Richmond took the loss for EHS, while Devin Maxey was the winning pitcher of record.


Christian Speelman led EHS with two hits and four RBIs, while Richmond also added a hit. Eastern — which received 11 walks — also got three runs scored from both Tyler Morris and Zack Scowden.


Phillip Hoffman led the Lancers with three hits, followed by Maxie and McCure with two safeties apiece.