TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — The wins keep piling up.
The Eastern softball team defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Belpre 9-0, Monday night in Meigs County, for it’s 18th win of the season.
Eastern (18-5, 14-1 TVC Hocking) took advantage of a Belpre (6-14, 6-9) error in the top of the first to score one run. EHS added two runs on two walks and a hit in the third, to extend the lead to 3-0. The Green and White added one run in the fourth before erupting for four runs in the the home half of the fifth. EHS manufactured one run in the sixth and took the 9-0 victory.
Grace Edwards earned the victory after pitching a complete game shutout, in which she gave up just three hits and one walk. Edwards struck out eight batters.
Belpre’s Perry was credited with the loss after giving up nine runs on 10 hits and four walks, while striking out five batters in six innings.
Brooke Johnson and Brenna Holter led Eastern with two hits apiece, followed by Tori Goble, Cierra Turley, Kiki Osborne, Amber Moodispaugh, Jordan Parker, and Grace Edwards with one hit each. Johnson scored a game-high four runs while Turley led all players with three RBI.
Belpre finished the night with three hits, all singles.
This marks the season sweep of Belpre for Eastern, as EHS took the 24-3 victory in Belpre on April 12th. Eastern has now shutout opponents seven times this season.
Eastern and Southern are trying to set up a make-up game for either Thursday or Friday pending on the weather.