TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — They weren’t ready for the regular season to end just yet.
In the regular season finale the Eastern baseball team battled Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Belpre for nine innings before EHS got the walk-off hit they needed to take the 4-3 win, in Meigs County Monday night.
The Eagles (14-8, 11-5 TVC Hocking) paired two hits with two walks in the bottom of the first to score two runs and get on the board first. Belpre (8-13, 8-8) broke through in the top of the third with two hits that led to one run. EHS scored once and extended it’s lead back to two runs in the home half of the third.
BHS scored one run in each the fourth and fith innings to tie the game at three apiece. In the home half of the ninth Brandon Coleman drove in Christian Amsbary to give EHS the 4-3 win.
Brandon Coleman earned the victory after pitching the ninth inning, in which he gave up just one hit while striking out three. Josh Shook started and gave up just one hit in two innings while striking out one. Joey Scowden pitched the third, fourth and fifth innings in relief, and he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks. Tim Elam pitched the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings and gave up one hit and one walk, while striking out two.
The EHS batting was led by Brandon Coleman with two hits and three RBI, including the game winner. Josh Shook, Christian Amsbary, Joey Scowden, an Tim Elam each finished with one hit in the contest. Ethan Nottingham scored a game-high two runs in the contest. Amsbary and Nottingham each had a stolen base.
Belpre finished with eight hits on the night.
The win gives the Eagles the sweep over BHS, as they won 5-3 on April 13th in Belpre. This marks the eighth time this season Eastern had been part of a one run game, EHS is 5-3 in such games. Eastern finishes tied for second in the TVC Hocking with Federal Hocking.
The Eagles return to action Wednesday night at 5 p.m. in Tuppers Plains, whey they host Waterford for the sectional title.