MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The Wahama baseball team scored early and scored often Friday night during a 17-1 victory over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.
The visiting White Falcons (3-5, 2-1 TVC Hocking) scored at least once in each of their five innings at the plate, which ultimately led to 17 consecutive runs for a 17-0 advantage headed into the bottom of the fifth. The Rebels (1-2, 1-2) managed one run in their final at-bat, but never came closer during the mercy-rule decision.
WHS outhit the Rebels by a 13-5 margin, and the guests also made only one error in the triumph — compared to four miscues by South Gallia. Wahama led 1-0, 5-0, 7-0 and 9-0 after each of the four innings, then plated seven more scores in the top of the fifth.
Zach Wamsley was the winning pitcher of record, allowing five hits and two walks over five frames while fanning three. Andrew Wood took the loss for SGHS after surrendering 10 runs, 11 hits and two walks over four innings while striking out one.
Wamsley led the White Falcons with four hits, followed by Zac Warth, Kane Roush and Isaac Lee with two safeties apiece. Wyatt Zuspan, Wesley Harrison and Kevin Back closed things out with one hit each for the victors. Lee drove in a team-high three RBIs, while Wamsley scored a team-best three runs.
Josh Cooper paced the hosts with two hits, followed by Cory Haner, Danny Matney and David Michael with one safety each. Matney, Wood and Alex Stapleton drove in one run apiece, while Michael scored the lone run for the Rebels.