BELPRE, Ohio — The Lady Eagles offense keeps rolling. The Eastern softball team scored 12 runs in the sixth inning during its 24-3 win over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Belpre in Washington County Thursday night.
Eastern (9-3, 7-1 TVC Hocking) wasted little time taking the lead, as they scored three runs on three hits in the first frame. Cierra Turley sat all three Belpre (2-7, 2-5) batters down on strikes in the home half of the first. EHS added two runs on three hits in the top of the second and led 5-0.
The Lady Golden Eagles went down in order for the second straight frame, while EHS added three more runs in the third to expand their lead to eight. BHS broke through in the bottom of the third with three runs. Eastern answered back with four runs in the top of the fourth and now led 12-3.
Eastern paired eight hits with six BHS errors in the sixthinning and scored 12 runs. The Lady Eagles had five extra-base hits in the sixth inning alone. For the second straight inning and the fourth time in the game Eastern got Belpre out one-two-three and EHS earned the mercy rule victory, 24-3.
Cierra Turley earned the win as she gave up just three runs, two earned, on three hits and two walks. Turley struck out five batters in the contest. Belpre’s Hager was the losing pitcher in the contest.
The EHS bats were paced by Hayley Gillian, Grace Edwards, and Cierra Turley with four hits apiece in the game. Tori Goble and Brenna Holter each finished with three hits while Amber Moodispaugh finished with two. Jordan Parker and Kiki Osborne each finished with one hit on the night.
Goble led the way for Eastern with four runs scored in the contest. Holter and Turley each had a triple while Gillian, Holter, Goble, Turley, and Edwards each had a double.
Three players finished with one hit apiece for Belpre.
Eastern has won its last four games by a combined 70 runs. This marks the seventh consecutive loss for Belpre.
The Lady Eagles return to action Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Glouster against TVC Hocking foe Trimble (1-10, 1-6).