Eagles soar past Miller, 9-4

Bryan Walters

April 22, 2014

HEMLOCK, Ohio — The Eastern baseball team picked up its first league road win of the season Monday night following a 9-4 victory over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.

The Eagles (3-7, 2-6 TVC Hocking) never trailed in the contest as the guests stormed out to a 5-0 lead after a half-inning of play and never looked back. The Falcons (4-6, 2-6) rallied back to within 6-2 after two complete, but ultimately never came closer the rest of the way.

EHS tacked on two runs in the fourth and another in the sixth for its biggest lead of the night at 9-2, but Miller countered with two runs in its half of the sixth to wrap up the scoring at its five-run outcome.

The Eagles outhit the hosts by a 16-7 overall margin and neither team committed an error in the contest. Cameron Richmond was the winning pitcher of record, while Sinift suffered the loss for MHS.

Richmond led Eastern with four hits, followed by Christian Speelman and Tyler Barber with three safeties apiece. Tyler Morris was next with two hits, while Brandon Coleman, Jesse Morris, Matt Durst and Andrew Stobart each added a safety to the winning cause. Morris, Richmond and Speelman each scored twice for the victors.

Sinift led Miller with three hits and scored a run, while Doughty, Gamble, Wilson and Baylie each contributed a safety. Chaffin, Gail and Morgan also scored a run apiece in the setback.