TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Never any doubt.
The Eastern baseball team claimed a very convincing 22-0 decision over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest South Gallia, on Monday night in Meigs County.
The Rebels (0-9, 0-9 TVC Hocking) had their only hit of the night with two outs in the top of the first inning, as junior Cory Bryan singled.
Eastern (9-6, 7-3) had its first 13 batters of the game score, combining six hits, four free passes and a trio of Rebel errors. The Eagles led 13-0 at the conclusion of the first inning and pushed the lead to 17-0 by the end of the second.
EHS scored four runs in the third inning and one more in the fourth, capping off the 22-0 victory.
Jesse Morris struck out three and was the winning pitcher of record, allowing one hit and one walk in a complete game shutout. Rylie Woodall had three strike outs in three innings and suffered the pitching loss for South Gallia.
John Little led Eastern with three hits, three runs scored and one RBI, followed by Josh Brewer with two hits, three runs scored and one RBI. Kaleb Hill had two hits, two runs scored and one RBI, Dillon Swatzel had two hits, one run scored and three RBI, while Kaleb Honaker had two hits one run scored and one RBI.
Cameron Richmond marked one hit, two runs scored and one RBI, Ethen Richmond had one hit, one run scored and three RBI, Morris finished with one hit, one run scored and two RBI, Ryan Harbour posted one hit and one RBI, while Owen Arix singled once and scored twice.
For the game, Eastern had one error, while SGHS committed six.
EHS also defeated the Rebels on March 31, by a 25-2 count in Mercerville.
The Eagles will visit Waterford on Wednesday, while SGHS is scheduled to host Southern on Friday.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.