HARTFORD, W.Va. — In the last five years, four times the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division champion has come from the Eastern and Wahama matchup. For this season the Lady Eagles have gained the early advantage.
The Eastern softball team earned the 3-1 victory over host Wahama, Monday night in Mason County.
The Lady Eagles (4-0, 2-0 TVC Hocking) pushed a three runs across in the fourth inning to break the scoreless tie. Wahama (1-6, 1-1) marked its first run in the sixth inning but the Lady Falcons failed to comeback and Eastern claimed the 3-1 victory.
Grace Edwards earned the pitching victory after giving up just one run on four hits, while striking out four. Taylor McGrew was the losing pitcher of record, allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out two.
The Lady Eagle offense was led by Edwards with two hits, followed by Jess Coleman, Paige Cline, Kallyn Barber and Amber Moodispaugh with one hit each. Barber had a two runs batted in, while Moodispaugh had one RBI. Edwards, Coleman and Moodispaugh each scored in the win.
Sierra Carmichael, Bailey Hick, Shalyn Greer and Cynthia Hendrick each marked a hit for the Lady Falcons, while Greer had an RBI, scoring Carmichael.
These teams will meet again on April 28, in Tuppers Plains.