TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Grace Edwards allowed just one hit to the Lady Rebels Thursday night in Meigs County as the Eastern softball team defeated South Gallia 11-0 in five innings in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match up.
The Lady Eagles (5-3, 3-1 TVC Hocking) manufactured a run in the bottom of the first inning off of a Brenna Holter RBI. Eastern added six runs in the second inning on the strength of four hits and four walks.
The Lady Eagles led by seven runs headed into the third inning and they expanded that lead to 11 with four runs in the third including a solo home run by Hayley Gillian and a three RBI double by Kiki Osborne.
The Lady Rebels (2-5, 2-4) got into the hit column for the first and only time in the top of the fourth off of a Maigen Rainey single. Neither team could get into the run column in the final two frames and EHS took the 11-0 mercy rule victory.
Grace Edwards was the winning pitcher for Eastern after pitching five shutout inning allowing just one hit and three walks while striking out six.
Meghan Caldwell pitched for SGHS and was credited with the loss after pitching four innings and giving up 11 runs on nine hits and nine walks.Caldwell recorded one strike out.
Hayley Gillian led the Lady Eagles offense with two hits, a home run and a double, and three runs batted in. Paige Cline also had two hits on the evening for EHS. Kiki Osbourne, Brenna Holter, Tori Goble, and Amber Moodispaugh each had one hit on the evening. Osbourne finished with three RBI, while Holter and Goble had two apiece.
Maigen Rainey had the lone hit for South Gallia in the game.
The Lady Eagles return to action Monday at 5 p.m. when they travel to Miller for a TVC Hocking contest.
South Gallia returns to action against Oak Hill Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Mercerville.