HARTFORD, W.Va. — Wahama wins the battle of the Lady Falcons. The Wahama softball team improves to 9-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division after defeating Miller in both games of a doubleheader Friday night in Mason County.
In the first contest Miller (0-10, 0-8 TVC Hocking) jumped out to the early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first. Wahama (11-6, 9-0) answered back in the home half of the inning with three runs but left the bases loaded. Wahama added 10 runs in the second inning to push it’s lead to 13-1.
MHS paired five hits wit two walks and cut the WHS lead to 13-7. Wahama scored four in the bottom of the fourth and enforced the mercy rule, to take the 17-7 victory.
Freshman Shalyn Greer earned the victory for Wahama in two innings of work while Miller’s Searls was the losing pitcher.
Amanda Gordon led the WHS bats with two hits in the contest while Elisabeth Hendrick and Mackenzie Gabritsch each had one hit. Hendrick led Wahama with four runs scored in the contest.
Bray was the leading hitter for Miller with two hits including a double in the contest.
In the latter game of the twin bill Miller put up four runs in the top of the first. Wahama wasted no time getting a big lead as they turned six hits, five walks and two errors into 12 runs in the first inning.
Miller scored twice in the second frame but Wahama answered with four runs in the home half of the second. MHS scored twice in the top of the third but it was not enough to avoid the mercy rule as they fell 16-8.
Kelsey Billups earned the win in the contest after pitching three innings, in which she gave up eight runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four. Miller’s Dutiel was credited with the loss.
Amanda Gordon and Kelsey Billups led the Wahama hitting with two hits apiece while Mackenzie Gabritsch, Dakota Baker, and Shalyn Greer each had one hit. Gabritsch and Hendrick led WHS with three runs scored.
Wahama returns to action Monday when they host TVC Hocking foe South Gallia at 5 p.m.