WATERFORD, Ohio — Road warriors.
The Wahama baseball team handed host Waterford its first two league losses of the season Friday night following wins of 8-0 and 3-1 during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division doubleheader in Washington County.
The White Falcons (8-4, 7-1 TVC Hocking) picked up their fifth straight win while also claiming sole possession of second place, trailing only Trimble in the league standings. The Wildcats fell to 4-2 within the TVC Hocking after being swept at home.
Wahama received a pitching gem from starter Garrett Miller in the opener as the junior allowed just one hit and zero walks over seven innings while striking out 10. The guests also pounded out 11 hits in the wire-to-wire victory.
Wahama plated the eventual game-winning run in the first after a leadoff walk to Kane Roush turned into a 1-0 lead following a two-out RBI double by Wesley Harrison. Wahama added two runs in the third and two more in the fifth for a 5-0 edge, then tacked on a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to wrap up the 8-0 decision.
Wyatt Zuspan, Wesley Harrison, Demetrius Serevicz and Tyler Grimm each had two hits to lead the guests, followed by Roush, Mason Hicks and Brent Larck with a safety apiece. Zuspan drove in a team-high two RBIs, while Roush scored a team-best two runs in the opener.
Bosner had the lone hit for Waterford, which committed five errors and left four runners stranded on base. Wahama committed two errors and stranded nine on the bags.
The White Falcons outhit Waterford by a 7-4 margin and never trailed in the night cap as the guests stromed out to an early 2-0 advantage through three complete.
The hosts answered with a run in the fourth to pull to within a run, but the White Falcons retaliated with an insurance run in the fifth to wrap up the 3-1 outcome.
Wahama stranded seven runners on base in Game 2, while the hosts committed the game’s only error while leaving five on the bags. Huffman suffered the setback for Waterford after allowing four walks and striking out seven in six innings of work.
Tyler Grimm was the winning pitcher of record after allowing one run, two hits and a walk over four innings while fanning one. Mason Hicks picked up the save after allowing two hits and a walk over two frames while striking out three.
Zuspan and Hunter Bradley led Wahama with two hits apiece, followed by Roush, Harrison and Serevicz with a safety each. Zuspan and Harrison each drove in an RBI, while Roush scored twice and Zuspan added a run scored.
Shriver paced Waterford with two hits, followed by B. Ginther and M. Ginther with a safety apiece. M. Ginther also drove in B. Ginther for the hosts’ lone run.