TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — There was no power shortage for the Lady Eagles Wednesday night. The Eastern softball had five extra-base hits including two home runs during its 10-1 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Waterford, in Meigs County.
The Lady Eagles (8-3, 6-1 TVC Hocking) got things going with four runs in the bottom of the second innings including a two-out solo home run by Hayley Gillian. The Lady Cats (7-4, 5-3) answered back in the top of the third with a run off of a RBI double.
Eastern wasted little time extending their lead in the bottom of the third after a lead off double by Brenna Holter, Tori Goble hit a two-run home run. The Lady Eagles scored two more runs in the third and pushed their lead to 8-1.
Eastern added another run in the bottom of the fifth after a Kiki Osborne triple. EHS scored one run in the bottom of the sixth after back to back hits and led 10-1 headed into the seventh. Despite getting three hits in the seventh Waterford failed to score and the Lady Eagles emerged victorious 10-1.
Grace Edwards earned the win for EHS after pitching seven innings and giving up one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out six.
Waterford’s Hill pitched six innings and gave up 10 runs on 10 hits and one walk. Hill struck out one batter.
Hayley Gillian led the Lady Eagles with two hits including a home run. Brenna Holter and Cierra Turley both had two hits while Tori Goble, Kiki Osborne, Brooke Johnson, and Paige Cline each had one hit. Goble’s hit was a two-run home run in the third. Turley and Osborne each scored two runs in the contest.
Hill led Waterford with two hits.
This marks the seventh time the Lady Eagles have scored 10 or more runs in a game this season. Eastern has scored 54 runs over its last three contests.
EHS returns to action Friday when it hosts TVC Hocking foe Belpre at 5 p.m.