MASON, W.Va. — Another no-no led to another victory.
The Wahama baseball team used two pitchers while recording its second no-hitter of the season Wednesday night during a 24-0 pounding of visiting South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at J.C. Cook Field in Mason County.
The host White Falcons (2-1, 2-0 TVC Hocking) received a combined gem from starter Ryan Thomas and reliever Tyler Grimm, as the duo allowed only one baserunner and struck out 10 in the mercy-rule decision.
WHS also sent 23 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning, which gave the Red and White a substantial 17-0 advantage after one complete inning of play.
Wahama sent another 11 batters to the plate during the second frame, which resulted in six runs and a 23-0 edge. The hosts tacked on another run in the third to wrap up the 24-run triumph.
The Rebels (0-2, 0-2) committed eight of the nine errors in the contest and were outhit by a 14-0 count. South Gallia’s lone baserunner came when Izak Luther led off the third by reaching on an error, but was later caught stealing.
The White Falcons had 11 different members of the team produce at least one safety in the triumph. The hosts also stranded 10 runners on base.
Ryan Thomas was the winning pitcher of record after striking out seven in three innings of work. Tyler Grimm also fanned three in his two innings of relief work.
Brandon Rutt took the loss for SGHS after allowing 15 runs (13 earned), seven hits and four walks without recording an out. Colton Coughenour surrendered two earned runs, three hits and a walk in one-third of inning while striking out one.
Cory Bryan went the rest of the way for the guests, allowing seven runs (zero earned), four hits and two walks over 3.2 innings while striking out seven.
Thomas, Nyles Riggs and Colton Arrington paced Wahama with two hits apiece, followed by Grimm, Ricky Kearns, Anthony Ortiz, Jared Nutter, Cass Kimes, Philip Hoffman, Mason Hicks and Jonathan Frye with a safety apiece.
Riggs led the hosts with three RBIs, while Arrington, Kearns, Nutter, Hoffman and Frye with two RBIs each. Arrington, Thomas, Kearns, Nutter, Hoffman, Hicks and Grimm also scored two runs apiece in the triumph.
Hoffman tossed a no-hitter against Federal Hocking in Wahama’s first win of the season, which also came in TVC Hocking play.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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