TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Keeping a good thing going.
The Eastern softball team won its fifth consecutive game and while winning its fourth consecutive sectional crown Saturday when the Lady Eagles topped Symmes Valley 15-0 in five innings in Meigs County.
Eastern (20-5) got on the board first with two runs in the home half of the second. EHS broke the game open in the third sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring eight runs. Symmes Valley broke into the hit column for the only time in the top of the fourth inning.
The Lady Eagles struck for five runs in the fourth inning and took the 15-0 lead. The lady Vikings failed to answer and saw their season ended by Eastern for the second straight year.
Grace Edwards earned the victory after pitching five scoreless innings in which she gave up just one hit and one walk. Edwards struck out seven batters and faced just two over the minimum.
The Lady Viking’s Roach was credited with the loss after giving up 15 runs on 13 hits and eight walks in four innings.Roach struck out two batters in the game.
Brooke Johnson, Brenna Holter, Tori Goble, Paige Cline, and Grace Edwards each finished with two hits, while Hayley Gillian, Amber Moodispaugh and Kiki Osborne each finished with one hit. Goble and Jordan Parker led EHS with three runs scored each, while Cline led with four RBI. Gillian, Holter, and Edwards each stole two bases in the contest.
SVHS second baseman Brumbaugh had the lone hit for the Lady Vikings.
This is Eastern’s eighth shutout of the year, while its the sixth time the Lady Eagles have eclipsed 15 runs. Over their last four games the Lady Eagles have out scored opponents 53-2.
The Lady Eagles return to action Tuesday at Minford High School at 4:30 p.m. when they face Portsmouth Notre Dame.