CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The hole was simply too deep to climb out of.
Host Charleston Catholic jumped out to an 11-3 lead after three complete and ultimately never looked back during a 12-8 victory over the Wahama baseball team Thursday night in a non-conference matchup in Cabell County.
The visiting White Falcons (0-1) outhit CCHS by a 12-8 overall margin, but never led in the contest — as the Irish (1-0) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after one inning of play.
WHS countered with a three-run second to pull even at three, but the Irish responded with five runs in their half of the second — then tacked on three more in the third to secure an eight-run cushion through three full frames.
Wahama answered with five runs in the top of the fourth to close the gap down to 11-8, but ultimately went scoreless the rest of the way. Charleston Catholic tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to wrap up the four-run decision.
Both teams stranded 10 runners on base and WHS committed three errors in the contest, compared to two miscues by the hosts. Domonic Marsico was the winning pitcher for CCHS, while Mason Hicks took the tough-luck loss for the guests.
Demetrius Serevicz and Wesley Harrison led the White Falcons with three hits apiece, followed by Kane Roush, Wyatt Zuspan, Hunter Bradley, Garrett Miller, Tyler Grimm, Brent Larck and Jared Oliver with a safety apiece. Serevicz, Miller and Larck also had an extra-base hit in the setback.
Serevicz and Miller led the offense with two RBIs each, followed by Zuspan, Bradley, Grimm and Larck with one run batted in apiece. Bradley led the guests with two runs scored, while Roush, Serevicz, Harrison, Grimm, Hicks and Oliver also scored a run each.
Jordan Covelli and Connor Golden paced the Irish with two hits apiece, with Golden driving in a team-best five RBIs. Thad Jameson also scored three times for the victors.