TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — You’re not going to win a league title without a little drama.
The Eastern softball team took a big step toward their third straight league title, Thursday night with a 3-2 victory over the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Wahama.
Sierra Carmichael drove in Bailey Hicks to began the game for the Lady Falcons (15-15, 10-5) but Eastern (18-1, 13-0) countered when Paige Cline scored on a Grace Edwards single in the third. Cynthia Hendrick scored to give Wahama the lead back and Eastern had one more chance in the seventh inning. The Lady Eagles came through as Sabra Bailey drove in Amber Moodispaugh and then scored on a walk-off double by Jourdan Griffin.
Gerace Edwards earned the victory for the Lady Eagles after allowing two runs, one earned, on six hits, while striking out five. Taylor McGrew suffered the loss for the Lady Falcons, while giving up three runs on four hits and striking out four.
Griffin, Moodispaugh, Edwards and Sabra Bailey each had a hit for EHS, while Cline, Moodispaugh and Sabra Bailey each scored. Edwards, Griffin and Sabra Bailey each marked an RBI in the win.
Hicks and Darian Weaver each had two hits in the win, while Carmichael and Taylor Warden each marked one. Hicks and Cynthia Hendrick both scored, while Carmichael marked an RBI.
Eastern also defeated WHS on April 7 by 3-1 count in Hartford. These teams have split the last two TVC Hocking titles but Wahama has already been eliminated from championship contention this season.
Eastern has won nine straight, while WHS had won six in a row. The Lady Falcons won the sectional title over Hannan and Calhoun County on Tuesday and will travel to Buffalo on Thursday for a regional semifinal.