STEWART, Ohio — A few days of rain couldn’t even slow the Lady Eagles.
The Eastern softball team earned its eighth double-digit victory of the year on Friday with an 18-1 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Federal Hocking.
The Lady Eagles (16-1, 11-1 TVC Hocking) got things going with three runs in the first inning and one in the second. Eastern pushed across four runs in the third inning and eight in the fourth to push the lead to 16-0. Federal Hocking (5-6, 5-6) broke through for the first time in the bottom of the fourth but Eastern added two runs in the fifth to cap off the 18-1 win.
Grace Edwards was the winning pitcher of victory after allowing just one run, one hit and one walk, while striking out eight. Ashton Cale suffered the loss for the Lady Lancers.
Edwards, Paige Cline and Jourdan Griffin each had three hits, Erin Swatzel and Breanna Bailey each added two, while Katlyn Barber, Jess Coleman and Amber Moodispaugh each had one hit. Edwrds drove in four runs, Swatzel and Moodispaugh each had three, while Coleman, Cline and Breanna Bailey each marked two RBIs. Griffin and Hannah Hawley each had one RBI in the win.
Cline scored four runs, Edwards crossed the plate three times, Barber, Coleman and Hannah Bailey each scored twice, while Swatzel, Hawley and Breanna Bailey all scored three times.
Carly Tabler had the lone FHHS hit, while Cale scored once for the Lady Lancers.
Eastern also defeated Federal Hocking on April 11, by a 12-2 count in Tuppers Plains.