RACINE, Ohio — The Wahama baseball team will not repeat it’s undefeated 2011 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division after falling to the Tornadoes Monday night at Star Mill Park. Southern wins it’s home opener 6-4 victory over the White Falcons.
After holding Wahama (1-4, 0-1 TVC Hocking) scoreless in the top of the first inning, Southern (3-0, 1-0, scored three runs in the bottom of the first on two hits and two errors by the White Falcon Defense. The Wahama defense was again a problem in the second inning, as it committed two more errors which helped SHS to another tree run inning.
The White Falcons finally broke through with a run in the top of the third to cut the SHS lead to 6-1. Wahama kept the momentum up in the top of the fourth, as nine batters came to the plate but only managed three runs. Even though both teams had runners on over the final innings neither team could score and Southern took the victory 6-4.
Southern’s Ryan Taylor was the winning pitcher and he had the strikeout pitch working. He struck out 10 batters, while walking three, and giving up four runs on eight hits.
Credited with the loss was Wahama’s Tyler Roush who gave up six runs, three of which were earned, and seven hits. Roush walked three batters and struck out seven.
Marcus Hill and Andrew Roseberry had two hits apiece to lead the Tornadoes while Hunter Johnson, Ethan Martin, and Adam Pape each had one hit.
Zac Warth led Wahama with three hits on the evening followed by Tyler Roush with two hits. Zach Wamsley, Kane Roush and Isaac Lee each had one hit of the White Falcons.
Both teams are in action Thursday, as Southern hosts Roane County at 5 p.m. and Wahama travels to Ravenswood at 5:30 p.m.