MASON, W.Va. — Thorough, from start to finish.
The Wahama baseball team led 5-0 through two innings and were ahead by nine runs after five complete Thursday night en route to a 9-2 triumph over visiting Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The host White Falcons (6-4, 5-1 TVC Hocking) outhit the Lancers by an 8-3 overall margin during the wire-to-wire victory, which served as Wahama’s third straight and sixth out of its last eight contests. FHHS fell to 5-3 overall and 4-3 within league play.
WHS led 1-0 after an inning of play, then plated four runs in the bottom of the second en route to a five-run cushion after two compete. Wahama added three runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to take its biggest lead of the night at 9-0 through five full frames.
Fed Hock — which produced just three baserunners through five innings — came up with all of three of its hits in the sixth, which led to a pair of scores and seven-run deficit. Neither team scored over the next inning of play, allowing WHS to wrap up the seven-run triumph.
The White Falcons stranded eight runners on base and committed one error, while the guests left five on the bags and committed two errors in the setback.
Hunter Bradley was the winning pitcher of record after allowing two runs, three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out seven. Hoffman suffered the loss for the Lancers after surrendering eight runs, six hits and seven walks over 3.1 innings while fanning eight.
Kane Roush, Wyatt Zuspan and Garrett Miller each led the hosts with two hits, followed by Wesley Harrison and Demetrius Serevicz with a safety apiece.
Zuspan drove in a team-high four RBIs and Harrison added three RBIs, while Roush led the White Falcons with four runs scored. Zuspan and Mason Hicks also scored twice for the victors.
Maxey, Baker and Hoffman each had a hit for the guests. Baker and Hoffman each drove in a run, while Maxey and Cobb each scored once for FHHS.