TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It’s not always how you start, but rather how you finish that’s important.
The Miller baseball team marked two runs in the top of the first inning Tuesday night, but the host Eagles scored the final three runs of the game and took the 3-2 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division victory.
The Falcons () took advantage of two Eastern () errors in the top of the first, allowing Austin Doughty and Garrett Sinift to score. Cameron Richmond and Christian Speelman both crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game up for EHS. Richmond singled home Zack Scowden in the fifth inning for the eventual game winning run, giving the Green and Gold the 3-2 win.
Cameron Richmond earned the victory after allowing two unearned runs and eight hits, while striking out four and hitting two. Taylor Newman suffered the loss for MHS after allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out eight.
Richmond also led the EHS offense with two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Speelman and Scowden each had a single and run scored. Brandon Coleman added a single, a stolen base and an RBI for the Eagles, while Matthew Durst had a stolen base.
Chris Gamble led Miller with two hits, while Doughty, Dakota Wilson, Cole Geil, Colton Pargon, Hunter Starlin and Nick Morgan each had one hit. Doughty and Sinift each scored in the setback.
The Eagles also defeated MHS on April 21, by a 9-4 count in Hemlock. Both teams had lost back-to-back games prior to Tuesday night’s matchup.