GLOUSTER, Ohio — Talk about a rebound.
The Southern baseball team suffered a 12-0 loss to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble in the season opener. The Tornadoes were ready for the rematch and handed the Tomcats their first league-loss of the season by a 4-3 count, Monday night in Athens County.
Trimble (7-2, 5-1 TVC Hocking) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a run in the first inning, a run in the third and a run in the fourth.
Southern (6-6, 5-3) finally broke through in the top of the fifth when Colton Walters and Clayton Wood each came around to score. Paul Ramthun scored to tie the game in the sixth frame on the Tom Ramthun RBI, while Paul Ramthun drove in Zac Beegle for the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh. Trimble was shutdown in the seventh frame and the Purple and Gold escaped Glouster with a 4-3 victory.
Jack Lemley earned the victory on the mound after tossing a complete game, in which he allowed just three runs on four hits, while walking three, hitting two and striking out two. Wyatt Bragg suffered the loss for THS after allowing two runs on two hits and three walks in two innings of relief work.
Paul Ramthun and Tom Ramthun led Southern with two hits, one RBI and one run scored each. Zac Beegle, Brandon Moodispaugh, Colten Walters and Blake Johnson each had one hit in the win. Blake Johnson added an RBI, while Beegle and Clayton Wood also scored.
Austin Downs led Trimble with two hits and two runs scored, Andrew Losey and Donte Brammer each had one hit. Losey also scored in the setback.