MASON, W.Va. — The Wahama baseball team dropped its second straight league decision Monday night during a 6-1 setback to visiting Belpre in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The White Falcons (5-8, 3-3 TVC Hocking) committed five errors and mustered only two hits off of BHS starter Jesse Whittington, who went the full seven innings for the complete-game decision. The Golden Eagles also produced eight hits and made one error in the triumph.
Both teams battled through two scoreless innings, but Belpre responded with a run apiece in the third, fourth and fifth frames for a 3-0 edge through four and a half frames. Wahama countered with an unearned run in the fifth to pull within two scores, but never came closer the rest of the way.
Belpre tacked on three runs in the top of the seventh for a five-run cushion, and Whittington retired the hosts in order down the stretch to wrap up the road decision.
Tyler Roush took the loss for Wahama after allowing four earned runs, eight hits and three walks over seven frames while fanning eight. Zac Warth and Wesley Harrison each had a hit in the setback. Harrison also scored a run after reaching on an error and was driven home by Matt Stewart.
Whittington, Wes Hatfield and Drew Nestor each paced Belpre with two hits. Nestor scored twice and drove in a run, while Hatfield, Whittington and Ryan Epperly also knocked in an RBI apiece.