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CENTENARY, Ohio — You win some, you lose some.


The Gallia Academy baseball team defeated Belpre 12-11 before falling to Tri-Valley 10-6 during the championship game of the annual Wood Bat Tournament in Gallia County.


In the opening game the Blue Devils (11-4) marked four runs in of the first to innings, surging to a 8-1 lead. The Golden Eagles scored six runs over the third and four innings to cut the deficit to one run. Belpre scored twice in the sixth to take the lead but GAHS answered with two runs to regain the edge.


BHS scored twice in the top of the seventh but the Blue Devils again answered. Ty Warnimont tripled and scored on Gustin Graham’s triple to tie the game. Graham scored on an error to give GAHS the 12-11 victory.


The winning pitcher of record for GAHS was Marcus Moore, who through two innings and allowed four runs on five hits, while striking out two. Gallia Academy starter, Anthony Sipple allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks, while striking out five in five inning.


Simoniette suffered the loss after throwing the final 5.1 innings and allowing five runs on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out one. Belpre’s starter Perry allowed seven runs on six hits and a walk in 1.1 innings.


Eric Sheets, Seth Wills and Gustin Graham each had three hits to lead the Blue Devils, followed by Ty Warnimont and Gage Childers each had two hits. Anthony Sipple, Matt Bailey and Alex White each had one hit in the win.


Plummer had three hits for Belpre, while Miller, Simoniette and Epperly each had two hits.


GAHS finished with 12 runs, 16 hits, three errors and eight runners left on base, while the Golden Eagles had 11 runs, 14 hits, three errors and 11 left on base.


In the championship game Tri-Valley took the two-run advantage in the second inning but GAHS took the 3-2 lead in the third inning. The Scotties marked five runs in the top of the fourth to grab the 7-3 advantage. The Blue Devils trimmed the lead to to one run through five innings but three runs by TVHS scored three runs in the seventh to cap off the 10-6 triumph.


Bryan earned the win for Tri-Valley after allowing six runs on nine hits and a walk in four innings. Fargus earned the save after allowing just one hits and one walk in three innings. Bryan struck out two, while Fargus fanned one.


Seth Wills suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on five hits and eight walks, while striking out five in 3.1 innings. Kole Carter threw 3.2 innings in relief and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk, while striking out two.


The Blue Devil offense was led by Warnimont, White and Gage Childers with two hits each, while Wills, Sheets, Carter and Griffin Stanley each had one hit in the setback. Warnimont and White each scored twice, while Childers and Sheets crossed the plate once. Childers, Wills and Carter each had an RBI in the loss.


Tignor and Husdson led Tri-Valley with three hits each , while Sensabaugh had two hits. Hudson and Tignor both scored twice, while Sensabaugh and McGee each had two RBIs.


The Scotties had 10 runs, nine hits, six errors and 10 left on base, while GAHS had six runs, 10 hits, two errors and eight left on base.


Belpre lost to Miami Trace 7-2 in the consolation game of the GAHS Wood Bat Tournament.

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