TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It took bonus baseball for the second straight night but the Eastern baseball team defeated River Valley 2-1 in 10 innings in Meigs County. Eastern who defeated Trimble 2-1 in eight innings Monday night improves to 2-0.
After three and a half scoreless innings Eastern (2-0) broke through with a run in the bottom of the fourth with the first run of the game. River Valley answered right back with a run in the top of the fifth to knot the score at one apiece. Neither team found a way to score until the bottom of the 10th after a Max Carnahan triple, Josh Shook hit a line drive to left-center field to drive Carnahan in and grab the 2-1 win.
Joey Scowden started on the hill and pitched six innings striking out eight batters, while giving up one run on three hits and three walks. Max Carnahan pitched the seventh and eighth innings giving up three hits while striking out three. Josh Shook received the win for the Eagles after pitching the ninth and 10th and giving up one hit and three walks while striking out four.
Leading the Eagles’ batting was Josh Shook who drove in both runs and had two hits. David Warner also had two hits for the Eagles, while Joey Scowden had one and Max Carnahan had one. Carnahan scored both runs for Eastern.
Joseph Loyd led the Raiders with two hits, while five other players finished with one hit apiece.
The Eagles return to action Friday at Wellston at 5 p.m. and River Valley hosts Point Pleasant Friday at 5 p.m. in Bidwell.