RACINE, Ohio — Good pitching will win a lot of games.
The Southern baseball team allowed just four hits Wednesday night as the Tornadoes cruised to a 4-1 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Miller.
Southern (3-2, 3-1 TVC Hocking) broke through in the bottom of the third inning when Hunter Johnson doubled and later scored on Trenton Deem’s RBI. The Purple and Gold offense added on in fourth inning, first when Paul Ramthun scored on a Brandon Moodispaugh single, after walking and stealing second. Moodispaugh also swiped second base and then scored on a two-out single by Blake Johnson.
Paul Ramthun singled to start the sixth inning and then stole second base and third base. Moodispaugh singled home Ramthun to give SHS a four run advantage.
The Falcons (0-3, 0-3) scored its first run of the game on an error in the seventh inning but Tornadoes hung on for the 4-1 triumph.
Jack Lemley threw a complete game and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk. Lemley struck out five in the victory.
The losing pitcher of record was Chris Gamble who allowed four runs on nine hits and a two walks. Taylor Newman pitched one inning, while Gamble and Newman each struck out two.
The Southern offense was led by Hunter Johnson and Brandon Moodispaugh with two hits each, while Trenton Deem, Paul Ramthun, Jack Lemley, Blake Johnson and Tom Ramthun each had one hit. Paul Ramthun scored twice,while Hunter Johnson and Moodispaugh each crossed home plate once.
Moodispaugh drove in two runs, while Deem and Blake Johnson had one RBI each. Paul Ramthun swiped three bases, while Moodispaugh stole one.
Newman led the Falcons with two hits, while Austin Doughty and Colton Pargon each marked one hit. Newman scored the lone run for MHS.
Southern will look to sweep Miller on April 30, in Hemlock.